At times, Jesus spoke in parables to illustrate important lessons, principles, and relationships. In one of these illustrations, He likened the Kingdom of Heaven to a merchant seeking beautiful pearls—and, ultimately, one specific pearl of very great value. This pearl’s importance and worth to the merchant are clear. However, the rich symbolism of this parable is open to various interpretations. What does the pearl represent? Who does the merchant represent? Why—and how—does the merchant sell all for the pearl?
This message addresses the above questions from one particular perspective.