During a trip to the beach to gather shells, I encountered a myriad of obstacles. I was on Sanibel Island as a storm was passing through the Gulf of Mexico and the island was experiencing higher and normal tides. As I rounded the corner near the lighthouse the tidewater was washing right up into the tree roots making it difficult for me to get through. However, I could see where some shells had gotten caught by the roots and were piling up. So, I climbed and traversed my way through them because I could see the treasure that was waiting for me to plunder. What would you do for great treasure? Would you give up comfort, change your lifestyle, turn away from old habits? Jesus is the most valuable possession we have. We must be willing to give up everything to follow Him. He is the pearl of great value and we should sell all we have for him.
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it. Matthew 13:45-46