Matthew 13:45-46 (21th Century KJV)
45 "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Jesus had sent away a multitude of people who had been listening to Him preach. The disciples were alone with Jesus inside a house they came and asked Him to explain the parables. He explained the parable of the wheat and tares and then proceeded to describe the Kingdom of Heaven.

Recently in the news a man was in an Arkansas park where searching for diamonds was permitted. The man found a flawless 4.21 carat, canary yellow diamond. Because of its value it captured the attention of many and the news spread. In Christ we have a perfect pearl that is flawless, since He committed no sin. The pearl is as white as fresh snow, because sin did not stain Him. The merchant sought out the pearl until he was able to obtain it. There are many who seek out Christ and obtain in Him an everlasting salvation. A relationship with Christ is worth more than anything here on this earth. Are you willing to give up all you have for Christ? What are you holding on to that you should let go of? Pray that God will examine your heart and ask what is keeping you from the pearl. Ask God what you might give up that is of the world. Thank Him for His saving grace.