Visiting the church for the first time, a couple heard a guest speaker that day teach about the kingdom of God. Not being especially convinced of the priority of the kingdom of God message myself, I visited them in their home the next week. Much to my surprise, they were fascinated and intrigued by the message, and had a multitude of questions concerning it. They had discovered the valuable treasure of the kingdom of God, and were instrumental in my discovery of it as well.
"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field." (Matthew 13.44)
Anyone with a passion for biblical truth will recognize truth treasures when they read and hear about them. And, they will absolutely "sell out" for this truth. This will become their passion.
The kingdom of God/kingdom of heaven was and is unquestionably the "magnificent obsession" of Jesus. Every miracle was a demonstration of it. Every teaching and parable was an explanation of it. This message was His life purpose (Luke 4.43)
Life is full of discoveries. We learn something new every day. The greatest discovery of all is the great truth at the heart of everything Jesus was and is about. When His passion becomes our passion, great things happen! May we totally sell out for the treasure of the kingdom.
©Steve Taylor, 2018 --Used by permission