Is there anything worth giving up everything else for so you can obtain it? Jesus says there is. Just as the one man sold everything he had so he could buy a field that had a buried treasure, or like the merchant who disposed of all he owned so he could buy a pearl of great price, so Christ’s follower finds the Kingdom of God so valuable as to be worth more than all our other possessions.
But when it comes to everyday decision-making, putting our response to God and our other duties into the right order is often difficult. After all we have responsibilities to bosses, family, and our communities as well. And that’s where wisdom is called for.
The young king Solomon knew, when God appeared to him in a dream, to ask for wisdom rather than riches or power. We also need to ask God for wisdom as to how best use the time, the talent, and the treasure he entrusts to us so we can fulfill all our other duties and still find the joy of obtaining the ultimate treasure, the Kingdom of God.