Golden Nugget Number 252
…”the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls; who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.” (Matt 13:46). It is a merchant, a man who knows his business. He is seeking goodly pearls, something that is not spurious. It says,”when he had found one pearl,” not a string of pearls, one pearl of great price. It speaks of the peculiar beauty that attaches to the assembly as having but one object for her affections. It is the beauty of undivided affection for Christ. That was of great value in the Lord’s sight…and He was prepared to surrender all that was His legitimately with a view to securing this one object of His affections. Think of what joy it was to the Lord to live here as a Man ministering to the heart of God every day of His life, and conscious of His pleasure! Yet He would surrender that—He would go down into death for the sake of the pearl.
(A J Gardiner, Clacton, 1938)
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