The Treasure Hid in the Field

The Treasure Hid in the Field
Matthew 13:44

In Matthew 13 verse 44 where we read,
“Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like
unto treasure hid in a field; the which
when a man hath found, he hideth,
and for joy thereof goeth and selleth
all that he hath, and buyeth that

The man in this parable who buys the
field is the Lord Jesus Christ whom by His
death and resurrection purchased salvation
for “whosoever will” in the world or
field. But the Kingdom of Heaven is like a
treasure hid in a field which this same
man keeps hidden.

Since the Old Scripture passages, such
as Exodus 19:5 and Psalm 135:4 , speak of
Israel as the Lord's “peculiar treasure,” we would expect this
nation to be hid or unknown and unrecognized
in the world and to be founded and largely
composed of these same Israel people.

Let us note here the pertinent statements
of Exodus 19 and Psalm 135: “Ye
shall be a peculiar treasure unto me
above all people: for all the earth is
mine.” And, “For the Lord hath chosen
Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his
peculiar treasure.”