(31-33) Little is much when God is in it. Like the mustard seed, the kingdom of Heaven started small, but has since grown big. Like the leaven (yeast), the kingdom of Heaven cannot always be seen, but it is always at work in our world and in our lives.
(36-43) Jesus the Christ tells His disciples that at the end of the age, those who have refused to believe on Him will be separated from those who have believed and thrown into eternal punishment. His true followers, the ‘righteous’, will then be united with Him and shine forever in Heaven.
(44-46) A man finds treasure hidden in a field and sells all that he has to buy it. A merchant finds one pearl of great value and sells all that he has to buy it. Similarly, those who find the kingdom of Heaven, have found everything by accepting Jesus the Christ as Savior. C.S. Lewis said, “Look for Christ and you will find Him. And with Him, everything else.”
(53-58) Rejection was not the reason Jesus the Christ did not perform miracles in His hometown of Nazareth. He did not perform many miracles there because the people did not believe. Without faith, God can do nothing with us or for us. God wants to bless us. God wants to do the impossible for us. God wants to use us in mighty and marvelous ways. Is our unbelief preventing Him from doing so?
Favorite verse: (43) Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.