The selling of everything can be perceived painful at times, it really can. That is, in pursuit of this treasure of the Kingdom, which we have seen, while we are attempting to make it completely ours, there is that which is difficult and even hurtful, nearly to the point of death it can seem at times. But, it is the nature of the Kingdom, however, that it is always worth the effort.
For the children of Israel in the desert, they complained that their trials were hard (Numbers 11:1). Yet, what they couldn’t see was who the Lord was in their midst, and the wonderfulness of all of His great promises towards them (Hebrews 4:2).