The Gospel Treasure

 

This coming Sunday Jesus tells the parable of the “Barn Man,” whose bumper crop led him to believe that at last he had enough stored away to have a long life of pleasure enjoying his treasure.

Furthermore, after the last two weeks of political conventions I need some refreshing news to lift me above the grinding that is inflicted upon my life.

In a 1531 sermon he said,

Through the Gospel we have been given a treasure which is not goods and gold, power and honor, joy and happiness of this world, and not even life on this earth, but hope, even a living and blessed hope, which will enliven us into life and blessedness in body and soul, perfectly and eternally.  To this treasure the Gospel calls us, and in this treasure we are baptized.  Therefore, let us live this earthly life bearing in mind that we shall leave it behind, and let us stretch out after that blessed hope as “toward the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ” and seek after it and await it at all times.

Titus 2:13, Looking for the blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.

 

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