The Parable of the Hidden Treasure:

This is another of the Parables of Jesus about the kingdom of heaven being like a treasure hidden in a field. Much can be learned in hearing the parables of Jesus.
Matthew 13:44

Jesus tells about the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field. A treasure is always fun to think about because it can be anything of value that you think is valuable. Is it gold, silver, money? Or something like a big old piece of chocolate cake with ice cream on top? Or is it something really valuable like a hug, a smile or watching the birth of a new? Treasures mean something different everyone.
This particular treasure, the likeness of the kingdom of heaven, is hid in a field. This treasure is hidden and again there is lots of reason why a treasure would be hid or concealed. Maybe because it is so valuable and you wouldn’t want it to be stolen, or maybe you just don’t want to share the treasure with anyone else.
There is a man who found this treasure and he hid it. We know that he got great joy from this treasure because he goes and sells everything he has to buy the field he hid it in. My goodness what is so great a treasure that his person would sell everything to buy the field he had hid it in?

What Does This Story Teach Us?

What could this treasure be that gives such great joy and can be likened to the kingdom of heaven? We know that Jesus told these parables as a hidden treasure for his disciples, or followers to understand. Jesus is our treasure that is hidden in our souls that gives us great joy.
Luke 18:22 tells us that Jesus was talking to a rich man who had kept all the Commandments and life a good life and wanted to inherit eternal life. Money cannot buy eternal life. Jesus told him he had to sell all that he had and distribute the money to the poor and he shall have treasures in heaven: “and come and follow me.”
Jesus, Himself has told us that He is: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
John 10:9 tells us Jesus is the door: by which if any man enters in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
When I was a little girl I had a Sunday School teacher tell me that there are all kinds of treasures, and jewels hidden inside the Word of God. All we have to do is open up the Bible and find them. It is in the quietness of our souls that the Holy Spirit can lead us to the truth of the Scriptures.
Go on a treasure hunt in your Bible and share what you find.

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Holstein, Joanne “The Parable of the Hidden Treasure:.” Becker Bible Studies Library Dec 2014.<,>.

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Holstein, Joanne (2014, December) “The Parable of the Hidden Treasure:.” Becker Bible Studies Library. Retrieved from,.

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Holstein, Joanne (2014) “The Parable of the Hidden Treasure:.” Becker Bible Studies Library (December),, (accessed).

Joanne Holstein is a Becker Bible Studies Teacher and Author of Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians. She is a graduate of Psychology/Christian and Bible Counseling with Liberty University. She is well-known as a counselor to Christian faithful who are struggling with tremendous burden in these difficult times. She is a leading authority on historical development of Christian churches and the practices and beliefs of world religions and cults.

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