The Cost Of The Kingdom

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”

Matthew 13:44 ESV

Imagine for a minute that a man in a dark suit steps out of a limousine and tells you that you can have any one thing you want in the world.

You want to live somewhere else, it can be done.

You want the fastest car on the planet, it can be done. You want to see your favorite sports team win a championship, it can be done. Our minds begin to race as we think of the one thing we want most.

But wait, there is more! Then he says, “But, in order to have this thing, you must

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Psalm 119:103 – God’s Words, Sweeter Than Honey

“How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!”

Psalm 119:103 ESV

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter found in the Bible and is mainly known for its teaching on God’s law.

But it’s not simply about what to do and not do, it’s about how God’s law deepens our relationship with him.

In today’s verse, the words of God are said to be “sweeter than honey.” Honey is of course a natural sweetener.

God’s words or laws bring a sweetness to the life we live.

Just as our tongues crave sweet desserts, our lives should crave the sweetness of God’s words if we are followers of Jesus (1 Peter 2:1-3).

This desire does not come from

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Jesus Is For You

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

Revelation 1:17-18 ESV

King Jesus is alive and glowing with power, like the sun (Revelation 1:12-16).

He is sovereign, which means possessing supreme or ultimate power. He is worthy of our adoration, our worship, and our lives. But before all of these, he’s also worthy of our hearts.

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Yesterday, we considered our response to King Jesus in light of the Apostle John’s reaction to him. He literally fell at Jesus’ feet “as though dead.” But what happened next?

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