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.
Recently we saw that the gracious kingdom of the Christ is a treasure.
But now that treasure is not just up for grabs.
It is a treasure hidden in the field.
In the past, when there were no banks and vaults, it was not uncommon to hide precious treasures in the ground. To such a treasure hidden in a field the kingdom of heaven is here compared in the parable.
It’s a treasure. But hidden!
The riches of God’s grace are hidden from the lovers of the world.
Even for the wise, the self-righteous and the nominal Christians, the riches of Christ are a hidden thing.
Well, what does the natural man see in Jesus?
Do you see riches in Him?
Is it desirable for you to be a child of the Lord?
Who sees glory in mercy for the guilty, comfort for the desolate, peace for the worthy?
We are so blind to it.
We see neither form nor glory in Jesus.
How the god of this age has blinded our senses.
How cold and indifferent our hearts are.
That’s guilt and shame!
What a charge!
The kingdom of heaven is a treasure.
And I, I’m not looking for it.
Be honest and see with shame that the treasures of the world delight us more than the treasures of Christ.
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