The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price shows a picture of how experience and diligence in recognizing great value can be rewarded. The higher the value, the more must be traded in or sold in order to possess something of the highest value.
"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls.
When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!"
There are some things we must "buy" - they are not just "given" to us
This man was already successful in finding good stuff!
He was experienced in looking in the right places...
He already had goodly pearls, so he knew what he was looking for
The treasure in this parable was revealed to be as a "great pearl" - obviously unique, and of supreme value - he was smart enough to know it...
The seeker was focused - he was an individual with a commitment to obtain the best pearl "Where your treasure is, will be your heart also" Luke 12.34
The "imagination" is a whole world
inside the mind...
Parables are powerful "word-pictures" that are meant to be engrafted
into our thinking...as mental pictures do control our thought-life.
where the "imagination" gets involved. The imagination allows mental exploration of the past,
present, future. It is the ability to see pictures and images in the
"movie theater" of the mind. The imagination is the "workshop" of the
human mind. It is the only thing in the world we have complete control
over. That's why GOD takes great interest of what goes on there, and judges what we allow to grow there - Genesis 6.5
Goodly pearls did not satisfy this man
What are the goodly pearls he already owned and was willing to sell?
do so many settle for "less than the best" when the one of the
"greatest value and price" is out there and available to be found...
Is the Kingdom of GOD the "pearl of great price?"
Proverbs 23.23 "Buy the truth and sell it not"
the Pearl of Great Price the "wisdom of GOD?" Proverbs 3.13-15
"Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding.
For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better
than gold. Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her."