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Buried Treasure #1045

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44, NKJV)

Entering the kingdom of heaven is likened to a man finding a buried treasure, who, with great joy and at great sacrifice, acquired the field and its treasure. The parables of Jesus hide the kingdom from the minds of those who are unwilling to receive His teaching (Matt. 13:11-15). But, like this hidden treasure, the kingdom is found by those whose hearts are made aware of its value and its availability. These will joyfully pay all – make every sacrifice necessary – to obtain the blessings of the kingdom of heaven. The rich young ruler reminds us of one who thought he wanted the kingdom blessings, but he was unwilling to make the sacrifice Jesus demanded (Matt. 19:20-22). The sacrifice one must make to enter the kingdom of heaven is worth it. Treasures in heaven will always be of far greater value than treasures on earth (Matt. 6:19-21). Does your heart see the kingdom of heaven as a great treasure that you must possess, whatever the cost?

Hidden and Revealed #831

25  At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. 26  Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. (Matthew 11:25–26, NKJV)

God the Father, the Lord of heaven and earth, has spoken truth to us all “by His Son” (Heb. 1:2). The same truth that is readily disclosed to those with humble hearts (“babes”) is concealed from the sight of those who are “wise and prudent” in their own eyes. Jesus prayerfully exalts the Father for making the kingdom of heaven available to all who humble themselves “as little children” (Matt. 18:3). So then, with humble hearts, let us “look into the perfect law of liberty and continue in it” to be blessed by God (Jas. 1:25). Such is true wisdom and saving faith.