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 Parable of the Pearl
  Matthew 13: 45, 46          ( King James Version ) 
    The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchantman, seeking goodly pearls:
13: 46 >   who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. 
   Matthew 13: 45, 46        ( New International Version )
  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls,
v. 46  >  When he found on of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
Text  Quoted  in  Spirit of Prophecy
Chapter 43 - Inestimable TreasureWhen Christ compared the kingdom of heaven to a pearl of great price He desired to lead every soul to appreciate that pearl above all else. The possession of the pearl, which means the possession of Christ as a personal Saviour, is a symbol of the highest riches. It is a treasure above every earthly treasure. . . .  In Heavenly Places, page 49.2
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Matt. 13:45, 46.  {TMK 83.1}
  This goodly pearl represents the priceless treasure of Christ, as does the gold hid in the field. In Christ we have everything that is needful for us in this life, and that which will make up the joy of the world to come. All the money in the world will not buy the gift of peace and rest and love. These gifts are provided for us through faith in Christ. We cannot purchase these gifts from God; we have nothing with which to buy them. We are the property of God, for mind, soul, and body have been purchased by the ransom of the life of the Son of God. . . .  {TMK 83.2}
Chap. 64 - Heaven's Flawless Pearl - - The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.  Matt. 13:45, 46.  
Christ Himself is the pearl of great price. . . . The righteousness of Christ, as a pure, white pearl, has no defect, no stain. No work of man can improve the great and precious gift of God. It is without a flaw. In Christ are "hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." Col. 2:3. He is "made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption." 1 Cor. 1:30. All that can satisfy the needs and longings of the human soul, for this world and for the world to come, is found in Christ. Our Redeemer is the pearl so precious that in comparison all things else may be accounted loss. . . .  {Mar 72.1}
The blessings of redeeming love our Saviour compared to a precious pearl [Matt. 13:45, 46]. . . .  {AG 180.3}
(Isa. 13:12; Matt. 13:45, 46.) Spiritual Riches for the Soul.-- Jesus is going from door to door, standing in front of every soul temple, proclaiming, "I stand at the door, and knock." As a heavenly merchantman, He opens His treasures and cries, "Buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear." The gold that He offers is without alloy, more precious than that of Ophir; for it is faith and love. The white raiment He invites the soul to wear is His own robe of righteousness; and the oil for anointing is the oil of His grace, which will give spiritual eyesight to the soul in blindness and darkness, that he may distinguish between the workings of the Spirit of God and the spirit of the enemy. "Open your doors," says the great Merchantman, the possessor of spiritual riches, "and transact your business with Me. It is I, your Redeemer, who counsels you to buy of Me" (RH Aug. 7, 1894).  {7BC 965.9}
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