MATTHEW 13:45-6 “THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS LIKE A MERCHANT LOOKING FOR FINE PEARLS. WHEN HE FOUND ONE OF GREAT VALUE, HE WHEN AWAY AND SOLD EVERYTHING HE HAD AN BOUGHT IT.”
What is it about the “Kingdom of Heaven” that we would be willing to give everything to attain (like the Pearls)? Jesus directed us to “Seek first the Kingdom and His Righteousness” and everything else will be given to us. So “BEING RIGHT WITH GOD,” HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, will lead us to a FLOURISHING LIFE, a LIFE OF MEANING AND PURPOSE. Isn’t that what everyone wants, his or her BEST POSSIBLE LIFE NOW and into the future? This best possible life starts by being “right with God.” That Life is the PEARL we’d give anything to attain.