Day 1 - What Do You Value? | Our King and the Kingdom of God - 21 Day Devotional

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Book reading from Rediscovering the Kingdom: Preface & Prologue

Scripture Reading: Matthew 13:44-46, Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. 

We will begin this 21 day journey with two questions: “What is the kingdom of Heaven?” What do you value? 

Throughout this devotional and in Scripture, you will see two phrases:  The Kingdom of Heaven, and  The Kingdom of God. There is a distinction between these phrases that amounts to all types of houses in a neighborhood (Kingdom of Heaven) and the entire neighborhood (Kingdom of God). For the purposes of our devotional, we will focus on our King and His Kingdom, “Which rules over all“ Psalms 103:19.

What do you value above everything else? 

In our our text, the first story highlights a man who found treasure in a field. The treasure he found convinced him of the value of the entire field, so he bought it. In the second story, we see a merchant of pearls, a connoisseur, who knew the value of pearls. He discovered a pearl of such high value that he sold everything to own it.

One of the keys to both stories is the mindset of the persons. In a world full of things to possess, wisdom and boldness are required to set aside every lesser thing to possess the best. This is one of the core values of being part of God‘s Kingdom: Learning what to value and making the full commitment to go for it!

Reflection Questions:
1. What are 1 to 3 things you value and why?
2. What was the cost of those things that you value?

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