All for the Treasure
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field (Matt.13.44).
One of the distinctive message of Christ in calling people to the kingdom, is that you must give up all to gain the kingdom. There is no middle ground and he never opened that negotiation for anyone. The loyalty and commitment required is 100%.
A treasure isn’t cheap to acquire, neither do you possess it unknowingly. The value placed on it makes it huntable. Yet when the kingdom is discovered by the hungry heart, they sell everything that matters to them just to gain it. It is a big exchange that no one regrets. Unfortunately, there is no middle ground in this pursuit.
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (Matt.6.24).
I watched as they interviewed this successful man that left all his acquisitions to answer the call to evangelism. He said, “I’m totally sold out to God. So there is nothing too big for me that I cannot forgo ” what a statement of commitment to purpose. When you have decided to buy the treasure of the kingdom, you shall discover that it is either you give all or you’re giving none.
The struggle to serve two masters is denying too many people the pleasure of following Jesus. They are not having the best of time with Him neither are they fully in their old trade. Friends, the earlier you determine to let go, the better for you. Nobody finds the kingdom half-heartedly. You’re either here or there.
© Olusola John.