“They have their treasure well hidden, they have it at the cross.” (Bonhoeffer, Discipleship)
The pursuit of the Kingdom of God produces vast spiritual wealth. The treasure of the Kingdom is pursued, but it is pursued like no other treasure. The pursuit always goes through the cross of Christ. The road of abundance in the Kingdom has a narrow entrance: about the width of a cross. Jesus never lied about how to find his Kingdom.
In a day when we try so hard to downplay the cross, we are in danger of robbing people of the very DOOR of the Kingdom of God.
If Jesus never lied about the way of his Kingdom… why are we so desperate to hide that door these days?