Again, the kingdom of heaven
is like unto a merchant man,
seeking goodly pearls
The Parable of the pearl
As to the place where you should seek Jesus Christ, the Pearl of great price. Pearls must be sought where they are to be found.
I. You must seek Him in the depths of God’s eternal councils, there you may find Him — for He lay there from everlasting.
II. You must seek Him in the depths of eternal wisdom.
III. You must seek Him in the covenant of grace, and of redemption, as the head and great representative of God’s elect.
IV. You must seek Him in the depths of God’s eternal love.
V. You must seek this pearl in the revelation of God’s council, in the types and sacrifices under the Law. You must seek Him in the revelation God made of Him in the prophecies of the prophets. And more especially you must seek Him in the glorious gospel.
VI. You must seek this pearl by faith.
VII. You must seek this pearl in the promises of God, in the promises of the New Covenant, or of the Gospels.
VIII. You must seek Christ in the way of .your duty, in reading, meditation, and prayer, as well as hearing theWord. Now I shall show when you should seek Him.
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I. Early (Proverbs 8:17).
II. To seek Him early is to seek the Lord while He may be found (Isaiah 4:6).
III. When we have a full gale of the Spirit, when we have a strong operation of the Word and Spirit upon our hearts.
IV. Seek Him to-day (Hebrews 3:7).
V. Seek Him before it is too late.
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