Saturday, September 13, 2008

One Pearl

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. Again, 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. Matthew 13:44-46.

The merchant went looking for pearls (plural) but he only found one. But the pearl that he found was of such quality that he sold all else for it. That's what it is to find Christ. When you do, you forsake all to follow Him. And what else do you do when you find the best treasure that is ever to be found?

"It is not a string of pearls that is discovered; one pearl rewards the seeking of a lifetime, and the one pearl gives perfect satisfaction. Now, brethren, in the Kingdom of our Lord we see what at once recalls to us both parables. No treasure hidden in any field can be more various than the Kingdom's riches. And yet the joy of the Kingdom is just this, that all its riches are treasured up in Christ, and that everything that the heart needs for satisfaction is to be found in Him and Him alone." ` George H. Morrison


Cami said...

"everything that the heart needs for satisfaction is to be found in Him and Him alone"

As far as I'm concerned, that's the whole truth, and there is nothing else."

Mimi said...

everything that the heart needs for satisfaction is to be found in Him and Him alone...
Oh that we can be satisfied with Him alone and not seek pleasure elsewhere...

Mishel said...

What a beautiful post Maxine! Jesus truly is the best and most precious treasure to be found!

Thanks for this encouraging word this morning! : )


Cathy said...

A very beautiful post, Maxine ~

ruth at comfort cafe said...

Hi Maxine,

What a beautiful photo and post.

I am contacting all the sites on our blogroll. If you link to us, please update our URL to Also, if you'd like to add an image button in your sidebar, email me for the code.

Thank you so much for helping us stay networked.

"The Lord is close to a broken heart..." Ps. 34:18

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Maxine,
I really like this post, I stopped by to say hello and see how you were doing.
I have been trying to keep up with my visits. I've been so busy with women's ministry, but I needed to take a break and visit my Sistah's. Hope you are well and I will checl back with you again.

Hugz Lorie

Susan said...

Hey Maxine,

Oh, what a beautiful picture for that verse.

Yes, what a pearl we have in Jesus!

Thanks for stopping by the other day!

Blessings my friend~

HOPE said...

Thank you for stopping by Maxine at This is the day... I know you will enjoy this wonderful account of God's work...

I also have a new blog...A Creative Heart linked through my profile. I'm having problems figuring things out this time, for some reason.

I used this same passage for a ladies tea one year ...I decorated with strands of pearls and roses!

A lovely post thank you for sharing this.

Lisa said...

My what a beautiful post. Your blog is lovely.