Sunday's Sermon Revisited
Sunday's sermon was based on Matthew 13:44-46, two parable about the Kingdom of Heaven: “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." (NIV)
In these parables YOU are NOT the "man" (I know, I know, every guy likes to think "I'm The Man!" but in this case you are definitely not "The Man"). In these parables JESUS IS THE MAN. And what are you? YOU are the TREASURE!
The Son, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, put aside all of His divine privileges and prerogatives as God, and became a man. He did this so that He could save us by taking the curse of sin on himself and putting to death in his body on the cross. He gave up everything, so that through his death and resurrection He could pay the ransom price of our sin; so that He could save people that are precious to Him.
Notice that the treasure in these parables are completely passive. They don't do anything! So it is with you and I. Jesus does all that is necessary to secure our forgiveness and our eternal life with Him. Because of His love and grace shown to us we receive inestimable value; we become treasures to God.
When Christ returns He will dig you up to live with you forever!