Did you know Jesus thinks you’re someone to die for? ☺️
Over the years, I’ve heard many damaging false teachings, such as those about the parable of the man who discovered the pearl of great value. Some have claimed the pearl is God, and the man who gave up everything for it is you. BULLSHIT. Who can give up everything he has for God? No ordinary man can. No one. In fact, read the entire chapter and you will find that the every desirable thing mentioned within these parables refer to those Jesus would save. Every single one. Either the individual, or the church in general. THE PEARL IS YOU. Jesus is the man in the story who gave up everything for you (Phil 2:7). You are precious to Jesus. Don’t let false teachings toss you into self-righteousness and self-reliance and rob you of that joy. Let God change you.
p.s. I know, it’s not a pearl in the picture, rather the picture depicts a forensic bubble. So weak, so fragile, but oh so beautiful and precious. Like you and I. Weak on our own, but Jesus sees us as precious nonetheless.