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.
He hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath.
Suddenly the finder of the treasure is rich!
Although he knows that there is a treasure, and he knows where the treasure is, he cannot yet say: This treasure is mine. For the field is not his property.
See what he does. He puts the treasure back in the ground. He goes and sells all that he has, so as to bring together the capital that is needed to buy the field.
So great was his joy, and so much did he see in the treasure, that he would give anything to get hold of the treasure.
His house, his tools, his change of clothes… he sells everything he has. He will give up everything to get that treasure.
Here we have the great lesson of this parable.
When we find the glory of Christ in the Gospel, we do not cry at that first finding that we are now justified, sanctified, and glorified.
No, we hide those things between the Lord and our hearts.
And the desire flows through your soul to partake of Christ and His righteousness.
For it is different to know that there is a treasure and where the treasure is, and to know that it is my treasure too!
Christ and His mercies becomes such a treasure, and everything in you stretches out to have Him as your King.
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