But YOU are the treasure! God is the worker in the field who finds the treasure and then gives up everything else to get YOU! YOU are the motivation for God’s act of redemption!
But how will you govern a world
When you cannot govern your own body?
How will you govern nations with Christ
When you cannot govern your own tongue?
I met another man who was naked, poor, and freezing. I offered to him from my bag of blankets and clothes. The man refused because he said he was unworthy to receive any such gift from me or God. He told me that he was a sinner and his suffering was just. He eventually froze to death in spite of all my efforts to provide him with blankets and clothes.
It really does not matter that God is love if God’s people are indifferent. It really does not matter what God wants to happen in the world if God’s people do not want it. The harvest is huge, and the workers are few, so pray to the Lord of the harvest to make what we want the same as what God wants. Then, and only then, will the world see the power of God, which is the power of love – because the Holy Spirit is the spirit and power of love.
The One who has ALL Power identifies with those who have NO power. He tells us to serve Him by serving them. Perhaps this is what Christ means when He tells us that those who are faithful with little things will be faithful with a lot — those who are faithful in serving the Christ in the lowly will be faithful in serving the Christ who is King.