What Cost

Matthew 13:45-46 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Let us break down this similitude into its component parts to better understand Kingdom life.

First let us look at merchant. Strongs G1713 emporos, denotes a person on a journey (a sojourner), a passenger on a vessel (on board) () added by me, not in BLB.org

This sojourner is seeking, looking for, has not found yet, on board, these pearls.

Job 28:18 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.

Revelation 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

He is searching for that one pearl of wisdom that is the gate to enter into the Kingdom.

Now he has found that one pearl. Does he take it? No, that would be stealing. He wants to possess it for himself, a personal possession. So he sells all that he has to have this pearl gate into the Kingdom. He is willing to forsake everything for this precious pearl. What does that sound like, as we are talking similitudes?

Genesis 34:12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

In the marriage vows we forsake all to obtain a wife, a bride, our betrothed.

Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

The pearl of wisdom to enter into the Kingdom is to forsake everything to win Christ as your betrothed. To join with Him in this life and forsaking everything to be with Him.

Do you love Him with all of your heart?

2 thoughts on “What Cost”

  1. This is such a beautiful picture of our relationship in Christ.

    Consider this relationship when husband and wife come together in this relationship. “And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Eccl. 4:12

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *