The Search for Pearls

The valuable is difficult to attain.

The burden of suffering seems to be a tombstone hung around our necks. Yet, in reality it is simply the weight necessary to hold the diver down while he is searching for pearls. ~ Julius Richter

When the people of God are lost and gone astray, those made wise through hardship will endure whatever pain it takes to be esteemed by Christ and receive His inheritance. (Inspired by Matthew Henry)

The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. (Matthew 13:45-46)

Today's Soul Snippet:

'No man ever dreaded or hated sin excessively.' ~ William Plummer