By Jack Eberle
Jesus went into the temple to teach. The chief priests, elders and Pharisees were there. After some discourse He said, “Therefore I say unto you, The
Though these (un)worthies represented God’s people, Christ told them that they would not be in His Kingdom. Why? The answer can be found in the parables Christ used as He was teaching the Kingdom in Matthew 13: 44-46. “…the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found …hides, and for joy thereof goes and sells all that he has and buys the field.” The treasure is the elect nation,
Verses 45-46. “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.” Here the elect remnant out of the elect nation is portrayed as the pearl of great price.
Psalm 83:3-4 seems to indicate that there is a group who would like to cut
Do these verses not bring to mind the situation of the pearl which goes through a long period of agitation?
Romans says, “Esaias also cries concerning