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.
In our minds we see a man working in the field.
He crosses the field with the plowshare.
Who’s to say how many footsteps he’s already set in that field.
One day, when he is turning the earth with his pickaxe, he uncovers a treasure.
He has found a treasure. He hadn’t looked for it. Just like that, while he is busy with his work, he stumbles upon a treasure. It was a surprising find for this man.
What a beautiful feature this is in the parable of the kingdom of heaven.
Of the finding of the heavenly treasures it must be said that it is said in Isaiah 65:1: “I am found of them that inquired not of me; I have been found of those who did not seek Me.’ All God’s children repeat that after the Lord when it comes to the finding time in their lives.
Is it a coincidence then? No, in God’s Kingdom nothing happens by chance.
The Lord brings to the field. He also finds the treasure.
So He brought Lydia under the preaching of His Word. There He made her find the treasure of salvation. God’s guidance brings the sinner into the field of the Word and finds what itself has not been sought and asked for.
How many years have we been walking in the Gospel field without knowing that the treasure is under our feet?
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