Hidden Treasure: Matthew 13:44
““44) The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” Matthew‬ ‭13‬:‭44
Jesus now presents a parable about the value of entering into a personal relationship with God. It is like a man who discovers a treasure hidden in a field. For joy over it, he suddenly goes and sells everything he has and buys that field. He has found a value that exceeds everything else in this life.
So it is for everyone who moves from man made religion into a born-again and Spirit filled relationship with God. Paul shared his testimony about this matter in Philippians 3:1-11. When he found a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, he found a surpassing value. Suddenly, all of his previous religious merits were like sewage compared to personally knowing Jesus Christ.
There are millions of people stuck in fruitless and dead religions. They go through the motions of rituals and ceremonies that feel good but they are empty.
Suddenly the Spirit of God awakens them to salvation and saving faith in Jesus Christ. They drink of the inner spring of the Holy Spirit for the first time. They have found a treasure that dims all worldly wealth and pursuits.
For joy… they sell everything in their previous life and redirect all of their time, energy and resources to that precious value. Friends and family might think they are crazy, but they have found something words cannot describe and wealth cannot displace.
My friend, I pray that you find this treasure. I pray that you become born-again and Spirit filled through personal faith in Jesus Christ. I pray your eyes are opened and rivers of true life begin flowing from your inner being. I pray that God opens your eyes to the treasure of the kingdom of heaven.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global