One of Jesus’ most intense stories is additionally one of his briefest:
The kingdom of paradise resembles a fortune covered up in a field, which a man found and concealed. At that point in his delight, he goes and offers all that he has and purchases that field (Matthew 13:44).
Fifteen minutes previously this present man’s disclosure in the field, the possibility of offering all that he claimed to get it wouldn’t have crossed he see any problems. Regardless of whether it had, it would have appeared to be silly. However, fifteen minutes in the wake of finding the fortune, he was set for doing it with euphoria. What had the effect?
This man all of a sudden discovered something that changed his entire point of view. The fortune rebuilt his esteems and needs. It changed his objectives. The fortune changed the man.
The fortune in this illustration is the restoration of interminable life. It was the same “fortune in paradise” that Jesus guaranteed the rich young fellow in the event that he would offer his belonging, provide for poor people, and take after Jesus (Matthew 19:21). The rich young fellow, blinded by here and now common riches, couldn’t see the fortune, yet the man in the story did, and he seized it.
Presently, there was a cost to getting the fortune. Seen one way, the cost appeared to be high — it cost him all that he possessed. Be that as it may, saw another way, the cost was little. Remaining in the field, the man completed a brisk money saving advantage investigation. It didn’t take him long to understand that offering every one of his belonging would make him affluent beyond anything he could ever imagine. He would have been a trick not to do whatever was important to purchase that field.
The Treasure of Treasures
Presently, when the man purchased the field and acquired the fortune of unceasing life, what particularly did he get? This is a vital inquiry, on the grounds that the Bible makes endless life a focal concentration for the Christian, yet gives a couple of depictions about what it will resemble. At the point when the Bible describes endless life, it regularly utilizes likenesses, similitudes, and images. Why?
One reason is that we just are not yet prepared to grasp the truth we will involvement in the new age, for “no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the core of man envisioned, what God has arranged for the individuals who cherish him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). Through allegorical dialect, God causes us transpose the glories we now observe and comprehend into looks of future more prominent glories.
In any case, I accept there is a more critical reason God doesn’t give us more points of interest: Eternal life is more about a Person than a place. What will make the kingdom of paradise so brilliant to us won’t be the heavenly marvels of the new creation or the rich prizes we will get, as unspeakably magnificent as they will be. The paradise of the age to come, the Treasure of fortunes, will be God himself — knowing and being with the One from whom all favors stream.
Jesus himself stated, “this is unceasing life, that they know you the main genuine God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3). What’s more, Paul communicated his most profound longings like this: “I have endured the loss of all things and consider them junk, all together that I may pick up Christ… that I may know him and the energy of his revival” (Philippians 3:8, 10). What we will appreciate most about the revival is having the diminish reflection of this age evacuated lastly observing Jesus eye to eye, at long last knowing the triune God completely as we have been completely known by him (1 Corinthians 13:12).
Keep in mind Why You Sold Everything
The restoration of the dead is the single most prominent any desire for the Christian. It is the main prize that eventually matters, and we make it our one awesome all-consuming purpose to get it (Philippians 3:14). It is the summit of the gospel (1 Peter 3:18). The entire reason Jesus appeared on the scene was to give us unceasing life (John 3:16). He passed on to us, that we may live with him (1 Thessalonians 5:10). Jesus did not come to give us our best life now. He came to “convey us from the present underhandedness age” (Galatians 1:4) and bring us securely into his magnificent kingdom (2 Timothy 4:18).
Jesus is yearning during the current day with everything that is in him. He communicated this longing to his Father when he implored, “Father, I want that they add, whom you have given me, might be with me where I am, to see the grandness that you have given me since you cherished me before the establishment of the world” (John 17:24).
Jesus’ awesome aching is that you will be with him. What’s more, when you are at last with him, “he will wipe away every tear from [your] eyes, and demise should be not anymore, neither might there grieve, nor crying, nor torment any longer, for the previous things [will] have passed away” (Revelation 21:4). Never again will you know any sort of partition from him (Romans 8:39), for you will dependably be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:17).
That is the fortune you have found in the field of this fallen world. Jesus has paid for everything, and it costs you all that you possess in this age to have it. However, it is such a little installment for such an everlasting, ceaseless fortune that exclusive a trick would leave it behind.
The fortune has a significant effect.