Hidden Treasure  


Matthew 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field”

   I came across this verse the other day, and instantly, it became one of my favorites. This verse is so simple and to the point, yet filled with so much hope, desire, and meaning.

I liked this verse so much, that I decided to do some research on it. I came to find out that Matthew 13:44 is one of the shortest parables that Jesus ever spoke. A parable is story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson. Jesus left us with many parables to use as “directions” when following and growing closer to him. I think this verse was meant to reassure our hope and joy in Christ and the kingdom of heaven. After reading and breaking down this verse, I came across the hidden meaning that Jesus was trying to get across..

This verse describes a man who has come across this hidden treasure in a field. This tressure is very valuable. Once the man realized and discovered what it was, he took the treasure and hid it in another field. Then he sold everything he had and joyfully went and bought the field…

This is very similar to a non believers life. When a non believer comes across the word of God, and chooses to believe it, they realize how valuable it is. The kingdom of heaven is truly a treasure, and those who belive in it will sacrifice everything else in their lives for it. Just like the man in the parable did. He went and sold everything he had for it… As christians we are called to sacrifice many things in order to please God. This might be hard sometimes, but ultimately nothing is more important than Christ and the kingdom of heaven….

Just something short and sweet I thought I would share!

               

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