THE PEARLS

When you examine the character of God, you get to realise that he is very interesting, serious, very kind and loving.  To understand this, you have to look at the good side of us. As I mentioned before, we inherited a portion of his character..

Another part of God’s character which I find very fascinating is that he wants us to find the hidden pearls. You may ask, what do you mean?  I’ll explain; as you aware, all the precious stones are hidden underground, and then you find the precious pearls in oysters. This is synonymous with a Christian message which we have to dig and find it in the bible, and in Jesus.  And when to comes to God you have to seek him, and if you do, you’ll find him.  For we get a period in our lives when we don’t know him, but when we decide to find Jesus we also find God, because the Son and the Father are similar in every way.

Another way of explaining it, as Jesus mentioned, why throw your pearls to the pigs?  We learn from that, all of us have hidden pearls stored in us.  You may ask again. What do you mean? I’ll explain; the pearls are all the good qualities in us, for example, when God created us as a man or a woman that’s our pearl.  For, we are all wonderfully made; which also means every talent or skill he put in us is special. Every good thing in us is of high quality, and every good thing we’re able to do is a pearl.

So, when Jesus asked, why do you throw your pearls? Matt.7:6.  He means, when you have something of a high value, don’t misuse it. What happens when you throw your pearls to the pigs? You guessed it! They’ll trample on them, and make them dirty.  Now we understand every part of our body is precious, and the question is, why ruin your special qualities, or ruin your life? The reality is, most of us have done this, but wisdom helps us to amend our broken pieces.

And Jesus goes on to explain, our good behaviours and thoughts are like pearls. So, when you are on his side you keep your pearls, instead of picking rubbish (wrong decisions) which have no value, you pick the pearls (good decisions).  And the scr. also means, those on the other side (left) are watching those on the right. (God side) The world  need good preachers. For life is short.

ARE YOU AT PEACE?

When you examine the Bible, you get to understand that, this is a kind of question God and Jesus would ask. God looks from heaven and sees mankind in chaos from time to time. As mentioned before, God wants us to reason well and every question is to examine our lives. And if we sit down and answer this question, we’ll all give reasons why we are not at peace. Someone might say, ‘I’m not at peace because of so and so, or because of this situation, or because the job is getting on my nerves, or the money issues, and the list goes on.

Peace is precious, and you can’t put any amount of money on it. It is a gift from God. Every time we get a sense of peace, it is because God has allowed it for a reason. And the reason is, because he wants us to enjoy life.

Jesus said, ‘in this world you’ll have troubles but in me you’ll have peace’. Anyone who is in Christ would tell you that the Holy Spirit gives you a tremendous peace, there is nothing in this world is like it. Peace creates happiness. The scr. Says, cast your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7.

And if you lose your peace, ask God to restore it. One thing I know, we lose peace sometimes because of sin. And Satan is behind all the chaos. But, whenever we do the right thing we gain blessings – peace. It is all in the Bible.