Here again we see Jesus talking about the “Kingdom of Heaven” and it’s power. In the parables that you read in this chapter there is one consistent theme, one consistent thread.There is only one way to live for the kingdom: all in. The Kingdom is like a little yeast that permeates the whole loaf, the one who lives for the Kingdom is the one whose roots grow deep and they are not consumed with a the worries of life and a desire for money, it’s like a treasure that is so valuable you sell everything else you own to acquire it. If there is one thing that Jesus is pretty clear about, it is that he doesn’t want casual and half-committed followers.
Take this opportunity to examine your heart, read the parable of the sower again. Which one describes you the best? Do you walk away from your faith the moment things get difficult? Do you find yourself turning to addictions or selfish desires habitually instead of turning to God? Are all of your thoughts bent toward acquiring safety and security for yourself or do you trust God to take care of you and your family?
God wants your whole heart, only then can he radically transform you into a new creation. Only then can the power of the Kingdom of Heaven work through you to point others to Christ. The Kingdom of Heaven truly is a treasure worth giving up our lives for, it is truly worth going all-in.