Jesus, in Matthew 13:44, compared the kingdom of heaven “like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.”
And in verses 45 and 46, Jesus continued, saying, “... 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.”
According to these Scripture verses, the kingdom of heaven is very valuable. It is a treasure with a very high price. Everyone who searches the Scriptures will find Christ and eternal life in them. No price can be put on this treasure. There is no way anyone could buy or earn this treasure. The only way to obtain and claim it is to fully surrender to Christ., because He has already paid the ultimate price for our salvation.
Jesus Christ refers to Himself as the “pearl of great price.” That’s how He considers us, also. There was no sacrifice sufficient for the soul of man. But He became the sacrifice, taking our place and taking our sins upon Himself. When Christ is received into the heart, everything else becomes worthless. So we “sell all we have” – get rid of everything in our lives that would cause us to lose “the pearl of great price.” Our opinions, our pride, bad attitudes, grudges, prejudice – all these have to go as we humble ourselves before God and be completely abandoned to His will.
Jesus wants a close relationship with his children. “Oh, how He loves you and me; Oh, how He loves you and me ...” is how the chorus goes. “He gave His life for you and for me ... Oh, how He loves you; O how He loves me; Oh how He loves you and me.”
Roman 5:1-11 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
“Thank you Lord, for saving my soul; Thank you Lord for making me whole; Thank you, Lord, for giving to me, Thy great salvation so full and free.”
What a treasure!