- Religion and Philosophy
One Great Treasure
ONE GREAT TREASURE
"So don't be afraid little flock, for it gives your Father great happiness to give you the KINGDOM." Luke 12:32
God, our Father, the creator of heaven and earth is a giving God. Giving causes Him great happiness. He is willing to give the best to His beloved children even the KINGDOM OF GOD. It is His joy to give us the Kingdom of Heaven. We don't have to worry much about what the people of this world are worrying about such as food and clothing. People in this world worry much about many things. There are many things in this world that cause them to worry. They worry when they are advancing in years and not prospering in their career or not prospering materially, or not being given to marriage. When a woman reach the age of thirty and still unmarried, it causes much annoyance to the single lady. If a man reach the age of forty and still not earning a five digit income or still not in a management position, it brings much discomfort to the man.
It seems "worrying" is part of living under the "world system" as much as "covetousness" is part of the system. When there is so much covetousness I may say, there is also much worrying. One man worries when his neighbor already acquired a new house and he is still renting Covetousness I may say maybe one of the roots of dissatisfaction in life which leads to worrying. One may not be just contented in having a single-dish meal, but wants additional dishes. One may not be just contented in having a house , but also wants a vacation house.
But it is not the will of God to live in covetousness. God wants us to rejoice in everything He gives us . God wants us to be satisfied with the simplicity of life knowing that the "material things" the people in this world" covet are only "temporal things" bound to fade away with the passing of this world since this world is not meant to last forever. Of course these things will give pleasures but only "fleeting pleasures." Our greatest treasure here on earth is our personal relationship with God. To have this relationship is to possess the Kingdom. Possessing the Kingdom of God is the greatest gain here on earth and missing it is the greatest loss for Jesus says "What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world then suffer the loss of his soul." For when you have the Kingdom of God you have everything. Because of your personal relationship with God, the doors and windows of heaven are wide open to your cries, petitions and supplications. Because of this there is no room for "worrying" in your life. Surely the Lord is willing to give you His Kingdom only if you seek first a personal relationship with God. You can have a personal relationship with God through JESUSCHRIST. Personal relationship with the Father will be achieved by receiving Jesus Christ in our lives. Of course we have to dethrone first the SELF from the center of our hearts, and forsake the "idols" we used to cherish such as money,material things, prestige, power ,position, selfish ambitions,etc. so that Jesus will come into our hearts.
For it is written in John 1:10-12 : New Living Translation
"But although the world was made through him, the world didn't recognize him when he come. Even in his own land and among his own people , he was not accepted. But to all who believe him and accepted him, he gave the right to become the children of God.They are reborn. This is not physical birth resulting from human passion or plan. This rebirth comes from God.