This week I am reminded of Matthew 13:44-“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”
We have truly been enjoying this awesome weather. My amazing wife was washing our windows with bleach and guess what happened?…..
Did you know that bleach weakens karat gold and prongs on rings? Yeppers we lost the diamond. 17 years of wild and crazy memories can be brought back in an instant. What an emotional time we had as we looked for the stone.
Down to the Park where we last saw it.
Could I possibly purchase the park just to give my bride some relief? No chance!
Can any of us work or buy our way to eternal life?
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Here is an all-important phrase: “in Christ Jesus our Lord.” We should, of course, ask: How can sinners like you and me hope to receive eternal life? Why should we get the gift of life and not the wage of sin? And the answer is that we are “in Christ Jesus our Lord.” In him we are righteous. In him we are forgiven. In him we are loved.
And how did we get into him? And how do you know you are in him? In the only way that accords with a free gift, and not a wage. That is, by faith. Faith sees the offer of a free gift of grace held out to the world at Christmas and Good Friday and Easter. And faith receives the gift as a treasure. If you will receive Jesus Christ as your treasure, then you will be “in Christ Jesus” and have eternal life. And Romans 6:23 says that “the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
In the meantime, abide in Christ Jesus, by trusting in him as the treasure of your life. For the Word of God to us is clear: “The free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”