The Greatest Thing In The World
By H. A. (Buster) Dobbs
The most important thing in the world is implementing the answer
to the timeless questions: What must I do to be saved?
Your life is invaluable, and therefore should have no price tag
on it. Jesus said, "What doth it profit a man if he gain
the whole world and lose his own soul?"
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in
a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy
thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
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."
The kingdom of heaven is the same as the church of Christ. Jesus
came to build a church and he called that church "the kingdom
of heaven" (Matthew 16:18-19). The church belongs to Jesus,
and not to humans. It is Christ's church, or the church of Christ
(Romans 16:16). The kingdom of heaven or church of Christ is also
called by other names in the New Testament.
The church is the body of Jesus. "[Jehovah] hath put all
things under his [Jesus] feet, and gave him [Jesus] to be the
head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fulness
of him that filleth all in all" (Ephesians 1:22-23).
Since the church is the body of Jesus, to be in the church is
to be in Jesus; and to be in Jesus is to be in the church. The
body is one (Ephesians 4:4); therefore the church is one.
Jehovah has put all spiritual blessings in the one body of Jesus.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places
in Christ" (Ephesians 1:3).
Your personal salvation should be the highest priority in your
Personal salvation (redemption, forgiveness of sin, adoption into
the family of God) is therefore the greatest thing in the world.
Do not make the fatal mistake of ignoring it!