Matthew 13:44 NIV
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

The relentless demands of the Pharisees were overwhelming and led only to failure and death. Jesus also makes demands, in fact he demands everything of us (are we prepared to give it all?) but his demands come with a great reward, a wonderful prize, a place in the Kingdom, life eternal!

We often sing the Matt Redman song, ‘I will offer up my life’. If you feel you can, make this your prayer this morning:
I will offer up my life in spirit and truth
Pouring out the oil of love as my worship to You
In surrender I must give my ev’ry part
Lord, receive the sacrifice of a broken heart