THE REAL TREASURE
Jesus spoke in parables to describe the Kingdom of Heaven. He explained that the man who discovered the treasure did not simply take it. Instead, he hid it back, and left with excitement to sell everything he had. Then he came back with enough money to buy the field in order to gain full access to the treasure.
Reference: Matthew 13:44 New Living Translation (NLT) "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field."
The Kingdom of Heaven does not have any geographical location in the land of the living because its a spiritual Kingdom. However Jesus was communicating in parables here. So He was comparing it to a treasure discovered hidden in a field. And the interpretation is that the Kingdom of Heaven is worth embracing at all costs.
The Kingdom of Heaven is the pillar of eternity. This is the reason the person that discovered it in a field hid it again and sold everything he owned to acquire the land. However lets consider few important questions. First question: Why did the man discover the treasure and hid it again? First, searching for hidden treasure is a great adventure for legends. Second, a treasure remains secured when buried in remote places. So he had to hide it again securely, intending to return for it later. For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be (Matthew 6:21 ESV).
Second question: Why did he not take the discovered treasure and walk away? Someone is thinking, "Instead of negotiating and buying the entire field in which he discovered the treasure, why not simply walk away with it? It's because you can't steal such treasure. It's too sacred and divine to be stolen. You must possess it the right way for it to benefit or work for you. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6 NKJV). In a similar way, you have to possess the treasure - Kingdom of Heaven - in the right way.
Third question: Why did he not negotiate with the owner of the field to buy the treasure only, instead of going for the whole field? It's because nobody can determine the value of the Kingdom of Heaven. You can't put a price tag on the Kingdom of Heaven. It's a supreme Kingdom and a spiritual realm over which Christ reigns as a King. It's a Kingdom that enforces the fulfilment of God's will and purpose here on earth. So the field is worth buying because anybody who owns the field can always have access to the treasure - the Kingdom of Heaven.
Beloved, the Kingdom of Heaven is headed by our Lord Jesus, the man who sacrificed His life to give us the abundant riches and benefits of Heaven. And the Bible says, "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided to you" (Matthew 6:33 NASB). Whoever buys the entire field in order to secure this Kingdom is wise because they've not just gained something more valuable than what they sacrificed, they have gained something of enormous and eternal value. In other words, whatever price is paid to purchase and acquire the field which retains the Kingdom of Heaven is nothing compared to the eternal value of what is gained. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Proverbs 2:2-5; Matthew 16:19; Proverbs 23:23; Matthew 19:29; Luke 18:29-30; Mark 10:29-30.
Guided Prayer: Dear Father, thank you for granting me the knowledge of the truth about the Kingdom of Heaven, the greatest treasure. In Christ Jesus, this Kingdom reigns in my heart and I find in it, peace, joy and all-round benefits that are far greater than all earthly treasures. Thank you for the grace to invest in truth and wisdom of the Kingdom, thereby walking in divine health, provision, victory, prosperity and abundance in Jesus' Name, Amen!