God has given us an opportunity for success: the treasure. But this treasure requires tears.
God has given us “treasure” to complete the task:
- The treasure is the seed (Luke 8:11) .
- The seed is the Word of God (Matt 7:23).
- The seed is Jesus Christ (John 1:1-2, 14).
Tears are required. The Christian's life is often tough.
- Jesus cried in sympathy for his friends (John 11:35)
- Jesus cried over a lost opportunity (Luke 19:41)
- Jesus cried over suffering and death (Heb 5:5-11)