The Uncomparable Worth of the Kingdom of God

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The Uncomparable Worth of the Kingdom of God

“ The Kingdom of Heaven is like a 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 pearls . When he found one of great value , he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. “

Matthew 13: 44-45

The true believer sees the Kingdom of God as the greatest treasure of all treasures in the world. Its worth is uncomparable with anything in the world. The one who truly finds the Kingdom of God is willing to forsake everything just to possess the Kingdom.

To be a true disciple of the Lord Jesus one must forsake all as Jesus says in Luke 14:33

“ So likewise whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be my disciple.”

In this passage, Jesus did not say we must forsake only a part of our wealth. He said “Whoever of you does not forsake all that he has ….”. He did not say that a diluted form of discipleship would be possible for a man who holds on to his treasures. Jesus said, he cannot be my disciple.

The true Christian who sees the uncomparable worth of the Kingdom places top priority on pursuing it. He will forsake everything that hinders its fulfillment in his life.He is willing to surrender all his treasures or anything he holds so dear to the Lord in order to possess the Kingdom of God. He is willing to forsake anything in his life that hinders the fulfillment of God’s will and purposes for his life. May it be his wealth, his career, his ungodly friends, his selfish ambitions, his worldly pursuits.

Did He not instruct the rich young ruler : “Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor , and you will have treasure in heaven and come, follow me.” (Luke 18 :22). If He did not mean exactly what He said, what then did He mean ? Was it not true of the believers in the early church that they sold their possessions and goods, and divides them among all as anyone had need.” (Acts 2:45).

And has it not been true of many God’s saints down through the years that they literally forsook all to follow Christ. C. T. Studd decided to give his entire fortune to Christ and to take the golden opportunity offered him of doing what the rich young man had failed to do. After distributing thousand to the work of the Lord , he reserved £ 3, 400 for his new bride.

When we see the Kingdom of God as the greatest treasure whose worth is far beyond compare, how can we hold on to excessive wealth which the Lord commanded us to give up for the sake of the poor. If we truly value the Word of the Lord, we will not hold onto our surplus funds which can be used for the salvation of perishing souls.

We may be just ordinary citizens with no excessive wealth, how can we show that we forsake all for Christ ?

As ordinary citizens who have seen the uncomparable worth of the Kingdom of God, we will continue to work hard to provide for our needs and the needs of our families .But whatever amount of money we have earned above our needs and our families’ need, we will give for the work of the Kingdom of God. We will try our best to earn great amount of money not to fulfill our luxuries but in order to contribute greatly for the cause of the Kingdom of God. We will try our best to live just a simple life, in order to have excess money to contribute for the salvation of the lost. The Lord may require us to give up many of our luxuries to accomplish this.

We will not engage ourselves in the building up of vast financial reserves for old-age security, we will trust God completely for our future. We believe that if we seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, we will never lack food and clothing. How can we conscientiously hoard extra funds when the money could be used right now for the salvation of souls. It is written : “ ….. whoever has this world’s goods and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?’

Clever men of this world set aside abundant reserves for future. This is not walking by faith but by sight.The Christian is called to a life of dependence on God. If he lays up treasures on earth, how is he different from the world and its ways? It is written in

Hebrews 10: 38 ; “But my righteous one will live by faith.And if he shrinks back I will not be pleased with him” The Christian is bound to live by faith in order to please God.

People plead that there are certain material possessions that are necessary for homelife. That is true. People plead that Christian businessman must have a certain amount of capital to carry on a business today. That is true. People plead that there are material possessions such as car which can be used for God’s glory.that is true. But beyond that legitimate necessities, the Christian should live frugally and sacrificially for the spread of the Gospel.

There is a great Christian businessman by the name of R.G. Tourneau. R. G. Tourneau is a prolific inventor of earthmoving machinery. His machines represented nearly seventy percent of the earthmoving equipments and engineering vehicles used during World War II and he was responsible for nearly 300 patents.

He was known as devoted Christian and generous philanthropist to Christian causes. He was sometimes called God’s businessman. He had earned millions of dollars and gave much of his profit to Christian missions. Despite his success as a businessman, he maintained just a simple life. He remained living in an ordinary community and remained riving an old used car.

R.G. Tourneau, despite of vast earnings in millions of dollars maintained just a simple life and gave much of his earnings to God’s work. He is one man who had truly seen the uncomparable worth of the Kingdom of God . If all successful Christian businessmen will be like him, truly the Great Commission of the Lord JesusChrist will easily be fulfilled.

SOURCE : True Discipleship by William MacDonald



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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

"Clever men of this world set aside abundant reserves for future. This is not walking by faith but by sight.The Christian is called to a life of dependence on God. If he lays up treasures on earth, how is he different from the world and its ways?" AMEN, GLORY TO GOD! PRAISE THE LORD!

In EVERYTHING believers seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. For the Christian, it is all about Jesus Christ and living in obedience to Him.

Wonderful presentation Cristina, I am glad I did not miss it!

Forever His,


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi RevLady it is very encouraging to read your comment. It is greatly appreciated. Thank you for appreciating this hub. Yes it is all about JesusChrist whether He is first in our lives. Blessings to you and your family as well. Best regards.


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fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

This is one of the most hard hitting pieces I've ever read. So many including myself at times water down the truth of what God has asked us for. Not 10% not half, not 3/4s. If we truly love Him we will hold nothing back no matter how precious it is to us. I will be examining myself all day because God directed me to this for a reason.


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi fred allen it is wonderful to read your comment for this hub. I am also at times guilty of holding back some of my earnings, not giving the best for the Lord. Truly if the Lord is first in our lives we will always give the best for Him.Thank you for sharing your insight on this matter. Your comment is very much appreciated. Remain blessed always. Best regards.


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Lady Guinevere 6 years ago from West Virginia

Wow and it is great when we know that the Kingdom of God is within all of us. All of us can be worthy to each other. What a great message Jesus gave to all of us when he said:

Luke 17:

20And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

If one is rich in the blessings and graces of God Almighty, what more does one need. Those who work and strive for material things don't seem to realize that when it comes down to the crunch and it's time to return home to heaven, we can only take with us that which has given us spiritual happiness and nothing more.

KUYA Dave.


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OpinionDuck 6 years ago

If this world is the fruit of God, then what does his kingdom look like?

Even his Angels couldn't agree on the worth of God and his kingdom.


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Lady Guinevere 6 years ago from West Virginia

@opinionduck, That's because the Kingdom is within you. It is only as good as you want it to be.

I hate quoting scripture but for those that are told to take anything that I say with a BLOCK of salt I shall use it this time:

Luke 17: 20And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Dave Mathews it is nice to hear from you again. Thank you for gracing this hub. Your comment is much appreciated. Blessings to you and your family as well.


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Saintatlarge 6 years ago from Canada

cristina, you have hit upon a sore spot in everyones life, their wallet! One thing each of us have to decide is, are we going to be ardent voluntary lovers of God who has given us everything in Christ Jesus, or are we going to believe God is only a dictator and i had best tow the line or forever be frowned upon? Voluntary lovers give from an attitude that is care free and desires to see others blessed and their lives fulfilled by my abundant giving from a heart filled with life. This is true Kingdom philosophy. When Jesus spoke to the rich young man it was to his heart, and not because he was rich. Does God need our money? I might hear you say, "he wants our obediance". Yes attached to a love for him that was in Christ, to give up our lives for others; but not because it is demanded of us. Jesus put our complete lives into one commandment, "To LOVE the Lord your God with ALL your heart, ALL your strength, and with ALL your soul". When we each reach this pinnacle of stature then we are fully assured of the Kingdom being within us and we truly become fully human. What is a commandment? It is a precept, a teaching a philosophical system to be embraced and understood. It all comes down to the heart and who our heart belongs to. Blessings,St.L


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Saintatlarge it is wonderful to hear from you again. Yes I agree with what you brought up here completely. When we become true lovers of God, when we learned to love Him with all our heart, our soul, our mind and our strength then sacrificial giving for the cause of His Kingdom will not be difficult for us. When we truly see the true worth of the kIngdom of God, we will voluntary yield our lives in complete obedience that others may partake of its blessings. Blessings to you and your family as well. Regards.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

Hey Cristina, I love the thoughtful passion you put into your article. My take on the Kingdom of God is a little different--many Christians think that to become one you recite certain words of belief and receive Jesus and that's it. He never recited the 4 spiritual laws but He consistently called people to the Kingdom of God which I believe is merely the stepping down of ourselves from the throne of our lives and allowing the King to take our place.

This is the real salvation, not the giving up of things, because the truth is, God may ask you to take the ten talents He gives you and produce ten or a hundred more and keep it for a purpose He wants you to perform in the future like Joseph in Egypt.

I think Jesus wanted the rich young ruler to get off his throne in that area because he still felt ownership. Once we realize that God owns everything we have and can direct it as He chooses, that is enough.

If I give all I have and my body to be burned without the motives and direction of a loving God, it means absolutely nothing. Blessings (Please forgive this mini-hub)


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Winsome it is nice to hear from you.Thank you for gracing this hub. Thank you also for sharing your insight regarding this matter. Yes I agree with you christianity involves dethroning of the SELF LiFE and enthroning Christ as King of our lives.Remain blessed always and best regards.


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steven oliver 5 years ago from North Carolina

thank you Cristina! Seems like lately I've been noticing more and more a desire among believers to get back to the simple, pure and elementary life in Christ... Thanks for these powerful words of confirmation!


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila Author

Hi steven oliver it is great to hear from you. Thanks for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. Blessings and regards.

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