“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field” (Matthew 13:44).
Upon meeting the young lady who would become my wife, it wasn’t with resentment that I sought to be the kind of man with whom she would be pleased and desire to build a future. It was with great joy that I embraced this endeavor. The same is true in the life of faith. Upon the joyful discovery of Christ and committing my life to him, it wasn’t with a begrudging spirit that I sought to follow the teachings of his word. I wanted the One who died for me to be pleased as I sought to live for him.