“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for the joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” Matthew 13:44
It is important to take note that the last three parables Jesus shared are different from the first four parables He shared. The first four parables were given to the multitude while the last three parables were only given to the disciples. This means the final three parables are meant to bless those who believe in Jesus because they reveal what He is doing through the church during the period between His first and second coming. The first four parables spoke of corruption in the kingdom of God, but the last three parables speak of how highly Jesus values the people of His kingdom.
This Wednesday night we are going to dig deep into the above parable which uses a field to represent the world, a man to represent Jesus, and a treasure to represent us. If you’re anything like me, there are certain days you feel a lot more like a piece of trash than you do a treasure, but the truth is Jesus always looks at us as a treasure. Even on days where we act like trash or talk trash, Jesus continues to value us, so much so that He gave all He had - His own life - in order to save us. Acknowledging this truth should help us never feel like trash again. Jesus wants us to experience His abundant life by knowing we are His treasure. Charles Spurgeon said, “So did Jesus Himself, at the utmost cost, buy the world to gain his church, which was the treasure he desired.”
Join us Wednesday night at 6:30pm at the Portillo’s home as we continue studying and discussing the deep parables of Jesus. God bless you all and hope to see you there!