Translations: Chinese GB Big5

The Parable of 
The Hidden Treasure

Matt 13:44
Matt 13:44  "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field." (web)


Discussion Questions

What is the treasure?
What evidences are there that this man considered his discovery a rich treasure?
If a person considers God's treasure as valuable, what evidences would you expect from their life? If we say that we believe God's treasure to be very valuable, but then don't treat it as such, would this indicate that we really believe it to be such?
What price must we pay to get God's treasure?


Comments

Proverbs 25:2 indicates that it is God conceals the gift of eternal life, not in order that it may not be found, but that it may be found only by the seeking, as Jesus says:
Mt 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
Then again there are many who come across this treasure, but not recognizing its value do not reap its benefits. There are those who say they consider it valuable, but are unwilling to pay the price to get it. The price to obtain this treasure is not equal to the value of the treasure itself, but rather so small in proportion as to be considered free. For the man, in selling one field and buying another, lost no money in the transaction. He simply changed allegiances. He transferred his account from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light. And the benefit he reaped was the treasure in the kingdom of light. This was not something he did reluctantly, but with joy. Joy cannot be something forced or artificial, but rather a sincere expression of our faith that we have received the treasure of eternal life.

Yes, though it be hidden, the treasure of eternal life is obtainable in this lifetime, as Jesus says,

"I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life." John 5:24

Rap

Once there was a man who found a treasure
Hidden in a field, and he took pleasure
In selling all he had to buy that field
To gain the treasure it would yield
God has a treasure, it's hidden away
But seek and you shall find some day
That treasure he offers which is life through the Son
A life which will last after your life here is done

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Jul 29,2015