“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field” (Matthew 13:44).


One of Christ’s many kingdom parables, this one emphasizes the willingness of one to give up everything in this world in order to have the kingdom of heaven. The value of the kingdom is “hidden” to most, yet revealed to those who discover its treasure. Others probably thought the man foolish for giving all that he had, but he treasured the kingdom of heaven over the world’s kingdom. There are still those today to whom the treasure is hidden. And strangely, there are those not mentioned in the parable, to whom it is revealed, yet they continue to haggle over its price. Are you willing to give all or are you holding back? When we give all we have to Jesus, we lose nothing and gain everything.
PRAYER: Lord, help us to see the true treasure of investing in Your kingdom. Give us faith to put our trust in You instead of worldly wealth. We want to grow in generosity. We want to let Your blessings flow to and through us. In Jesus name, Amen.