There was Parable which Jesus told to his Disciples, about the kingdom of God.
What we all understand of this treasure which Jesus talked about.
Matthew 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Jesus said that when a man had found a treasure he hide it and with immense joy, he sold everything he had and bought that field.
How many of us do like it…. I am not pointing at if I point it on to you 3 fingers are on my side, it means hardly we do it.
Rather we are fighting and commenting on each other saying “no this is not the way “ some days this is the way “we all don’t reach or agree with each other on the same and that’s the reason we are far off to that treasure not even a single is reached there, but rather we find faults in another’s way of reaching there.
Is this for Jesus She’d his Precious blood for you and me, is this he is expecting from all of us.
No, I don’t think so, if we were running with the same intuition, with the same Aim or to reach that destination, and we all have same faith then why there is a debate on God’s words, why Denominations, why leaders, why Teachers.its because we haven’t excepted Jesus as our teacher our mentor. That’s why we are not following what he preaches, but we are going in different directions.
In Philippines 2:1:5 Paul pointing out these issues which in us, he is pressing that we all should be like-minded, same love, same accord and one mind because he knew that we will find ways to which is not only self-satisfaction but “ I am right” attitude.who follow me on this can come after me….why we envy and why we divide our faith in so-called denominations .on the judgement day is Jesus judge you as per your Denomination or the faith on the God’s word you have, don’t you read in the scriptures when Paul says about this in
1 Corinthians 3:3-8 “For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal and walk as men?For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth, but God that giveth the increase.Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
Paul himself said who then Paul is, who then Apollos.
The way we have divided that one faith in different denominations, and interestingly all denominations have some rules which one has to follow, if you are not following those rules then you will be out of that denominations, if you by mistake comment on one leader or preacher, the multitudes start accusing that man…
Philippians 2:1-5 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Aren’t we one in Christ, aren’t we all who believe in him and gather together in his supper of His flesh and blood.
Aren’t we believe that for me He crucified, isn’t it he who took my sins on him and delivered me from the bondage and gave me redemption, salvation, and sanctification.
My fellow brothers where are we going we all have diverted our ways to reach that destination, our aim of finding that treasure is lost.
I don’t know how much you all agree with me, but for one sec put your hand on your heart and close your eyes and think is it the way or the path which Jesus asked us to walk on, is it the way he taught. I am sure you will get the answer.
Very beautifully Paul says in Philippians 3:13-14 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
Our eyes need to be fixed on a goal, with an unwavering Believers of Christ can we say the same? What is your goal? What does the Apostle Paul mean when he exhorts us to “press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me…”To me it means doing the will of God in our daily lives, not allowing the devil to beat us down with obstacles and distractions that take our eyes off Jesus. Our prize awaits us in heaven. Who among us wouldn’t want to hear Jesus say, “Well done, good and faithful servant”?me it means doing the will of God in our daily lives, not allowing the devil to beat us down with obstacles and distractions that take our eyes off Jesus. Our prize awaits us in heaven. Who among us wouldn’t want to hear Jesus say, “Well done, good and faithful servant”?
Are we running this daily race to win the prize, or to be adequate, settling for being less than what God wants us to be?That is what the Apostle Paul is warning us about. Press on! Go after God with an earnest heart. Grow in the Lord as you do His will. Run the race for His Glory. Run the race to win the prize of a “job well done.” Don’t settle for a ordinary believer life.of a “job well done.” Don’t settle for a ordinary believer life.
Paul had a goal. He pressed on doing the will of Jesus, spreading the Good News, and he wasn’t going to let any obstacles get in his way. Not mobs, not trials, not prison, not shipwrecks, not plots against his life, not even getting bit by a viper.he was not debating, he was not saying that I am the leader follow me, but His eyes were fixed on the prize. His eyes were on doing the will of God.
That’s what We all need to focus, our eyes are on to get that treasure, we all should have Common aim not differ from each other because in that case we will not get that treasure and not that Prize from the God.
but now it’s like a distinctive move.some is saying I am Paul’s, the other one is saying I am Apollos.
Inspite of having a same Faith same Aim and same intuition to get the prize or to get the ticket to enter in the kingdom of God, everyone wants to find that treasure but not Following or understands it as it has been preached.
For which we all are witnesses….
But here the treasure which is more valuable than the earthly treasure, then why we are not reachable to get this treasure, though it has much greater rewards and wealth which we have not imagined.
What a beautiful way if explaining by Apostle Paul.
1 Corinthians 9:16-18, 23-24, 27 “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you, Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
That in due course of time people understand it and have self examine