Jesus said to his disciples: “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away. Thus it will be at the end of the age. The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.
Do you understand all these things?” They answered, “Yes.” And he replied, “Then every scribe who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.”
The gospel today talks about Value. What for you is valuable?
In stock investing we look for stocks of value by using Fundamental analysis. We research and study companies who has potential to be of worth in the coming months or years.
But far more than knowing the value most people forget that when Value is being sought after one has to make the same amount or maybe near the same amount of sacrifice to obtain such valuable item which in case of the stock market is the stocks.
Far beyond the stock market what are other things valuable that you will sacrifice anything to obtain it? Probably your family, your wife, your work, your house, or maybe your collection. In doing so you on other hand sacrifice something to keep such valuable things that you posses and at times you have to choose because one thing is more valuable than the other like sacrificing your barkada nights to be with your wife, or sacrificing a out of town trip with your college friends to support your childs basketball game.
We have different things we value, we also have different standards when deciding which is valuable. But at the end of the day we must ponder upon if we have been valuable to others. God sees us valuable that He is able to sacrifice His son for us.
Often times we forget this. There are times that God knocks on our hearts for a charitable work but instead say no to Him because we have been saving up money for that new phone, or we have set that date for your Boracay getaway, or maybe Harry Potter's last movie is out and you want to see it.
P.S. Would like to invite you for something that you might be able to share a little bit of your time, or your blessings, or your skills. There is a GK Build at Bulaklakan Quezon City this coming Sunday, July 31. For more details you can check my blog post at Share Your Helping Hand.