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Is your heart in the right place?

Rev. Tetteh-Annor Larbi | May 2, 2023 | Matthew 13:44


The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Matthew 13:44 (NIV)


There have been stories of people selling some property they have to be able to pay the fees of their wards who later become very established breadwinners of the families. There have also been stories of some parents selling their priced possessions to push a child to achieve a dream career and these children making it big, come back home to rescue their families from abject poverty. Such nice stories resonate with our parable for today in so many ways.

Jesus likened the kingdom of heaven to a hidden treasure which a man found and went to sell all he had to purchase the field on which he found the treasure. Similarly, parents find these treasures/gifts in their children and do whatever it takes to support them to reach that goal and acquire that treasure.

It is also common for an entrepreneur who conceives a business idea and having done all the cost-benefit analysis, to invest into some property which eventually becomes a huge money-making avenue for them. I recently heard of a man who sold his only car and took a loan to start a school. Initially, it was to be a joint venture with a friend, but the friend pulled out because he could not see the prospect of the school. The school has become one of the best in the region where it was established.

There is always a price to pay for success. There is always a choice to make to stand for what you believe in to make it a reality. We will always support what we believe in and put even our heart into it to make sure it becomes successful.


Do you believe the kingdom of heaven is a treasure that is worth chasing after? Do your actions depict one who has found some very valuable treasure in the kingdom of heaven and is working to acquire it? What costly thing must you part ways with, to be able to obtain the kingdom of heaven? Do you have a heart for the kingdom of heaven? Remember where your treasure is that is where your heart will be.


Dear Lord, help me to treasure the kingdom and the things concerning it. May I give all away only to find and acquire the kingdom? For your name’s sake. Amen



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