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Pearl of great price


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.      Matt 13:45


When I think back over my life and ask myself what single event of my life was the most important in regard to shaping and influencing my life I think the answer is clear: At the young age of 8 or 9 I found a pearl of great price and bought it. That pearl of great price was the Bible. How very thankful I am that I found it! It has had a pervasive, permeating effect on my entire life. It is responsible for essentially everything I am and believe in. It has been the foundation for my life. It underlies those things I love. It underlies those things I detest. There is nothing else you can compare it with. I think my case is unusual. Especially in today’s America. I think most people have no strong spiritual foundation and pervasive force in their life.


The average Joe today. How does he think? What kinds of outlooks, attitudes and values characterize him? I can only speculate. But if you take away any knowledge of the Bible or influence by any religion, how would I expect his mind to work? I would expect him to just follow the crowd, drift with the current, do the things everyone else does: swear, use bad language, try this, try that, drink, try drugs, party, follow impulse and base appetite. Without any strong convictions or principles I would expect him to be easily influenced by all of the many godless outlooks, attitudes, and values impinging on all of us. I would expect him to be a simple product of the godless culture; moving from one intellectual error to another, one moral error to another, messing up his life.


May 2017

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