A Promise For You From Bible Promises: [01/May/2019]
Topic: Trade it for Your Salvation
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. Matthew 19:21.
Read: Matt 19:16-24
When you go through the Scriptures meticulously, you will discover that Jesus during His earthly ministry taught people about the importance of the kingdom of God and what to do to make it there. To the Lord Jesus Christ, it is a must for one to do everything humanly possible to get to heaven. One day, He taught the people about a treasure that was hidden in the field in Matthew 13:44, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field”. He sold everything just to acquire the field. The treasure is the Kingdom of God while the field is the Word of God that brings salvation. The Kingdom of God is hidden in the treasure – salvation.
Jesus said, whatever you can do to get into the Kingdom of God, anything you can trade to make it to heaven, do it. When the rich young man had an encounter with the author of eternal life – Jesus Christ, after observing the young man and his desire to make it to heaven, He said to him, my friend, there is one thing you must do, trade your god of gold (money) for your salvation. But the young man was offended and walked away from his Saviour because he lacked understanding that you must give up something for your freedom. He had made the god of gold his ruler and god. Like that rich young man who couldn’t trade his riches for his freedom, what is that one thing that would hold you back from heaven? Would you trade that thing for your salvation? Would you trade your worldly friends for your eternal salvation? Do everything possible to see Jesus.
Bible Promises Thought: The decision to trade everything to follow Jesus is the wisest decision you will make and take.
Written by Emode Victor