The Parable of the Treasures New and Old:

This parable reveals the truth of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. It is our responsibility to prepare our hearts to seek the Word of God, to do it, to understand it and then to live it to the way our Lord Jesus Christ has directed us to live.
Matthew 13:51-52

Jesus saith unto the disciple, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

What Can We Learn From This Lesson?

Scribe in the Bible, is a man learned in the Mosaic Law and in the sacred writings, an interpreter, teacher. Scribes examined the more difficult and subtle questions of the law. So the scribes which are to teach, instruct unto the kingdom of heaven is like a man that is a householder or the master of the house.

The householder brings forth out of his treasure, the things he has laid up in his treasury, both new and old. The “old” treasure would be his understanding of the Law. The “new” treasure would be his understanding of the kingdom of heaven.

It was the disciples who ask the question to Jesus, the other parables that were told by Jesus, and the last question that Jesus ask of the disciples. “Have you understood all these things?” This is in a reference to the other parables:
The Parable of the Sower found in Matthew 13:3-9, 18-23
The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares found in Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
The Parable of the Mustard Seed found in Matthew 13:31-32
The Parable of the Leaven found in Matthew 13:33
The Parable of the Hidden Treasure found in Matthew 13:44
The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price found in Matthew 13:45-46
The Parable of the Net found in Matthew 13:47-50

Every one of these parables reveal truths related to “the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven” found in Matthew 13:11. That treasure is the Word of God both the Old and the New Testament. You might hear that the Old Testament is only history but the Old Testament tells us about the coming of Jesus and things that are to be.

It is our responsibility to prepare our hearts to seek the Word of God, to do it, to understand it and then to live it to the way our Lord Jesus Christ has directed us live.

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Holstein, Joanne “The Parable of the Treasures New and Old:.” Becker Bible Studies Library Jan 2015.<https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=1866,>.

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Holstein, Joanne (2015) “The Parable of the Treasures New and Old:.” Becker Bible Studies Library (January), https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=1866, (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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