Acts 14:7

In acts_14_7 on January 8, 2008 at 8:07 am

Jesus tells the story of a merchant who went out seeking treasure and when he found one pearl of great value he sold all that he had to buy it. The man’s heart was completely changed when he finally found what he was looking for, he found what he needed. He was a merchant, he made his living by purchasing things and selling them for a profit. His cycle was to gain a little more on each transaction so that he could live on the profit and purchase more treasure to sell again with the principle. But this time he found something that he was willing to break his cycle for. After this one transaction he would no longer be able to buy and sell and live his life like he used to because all he had was put into this one pearl.

Everyone has needs. Everyone searches for something but we don’t know what it is we were searching for until we find it. In the gospel we find this great pearl, we find everything we need; forgiveness, restoration, and life in Christ Jesus. We become willing to break the cycle of our lives and give up all for Him because we find that He is what we truly need.

“And there they continued to preach the gospel” – Acts 14:7

Each Tuesday a different reflection on the gospel and its continual effect on our lives


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