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Matthew 13:44-46

‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Matthew 13:44-46
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    • Haven’t I read this parable before? Jesus says, ‘Yes, of course you have. But have you really heard it?’ I consider how I responded to the parable when I received it last and let my reaction then and my reaction now contrast with one another. The word of God is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12). If I am awake to it, it will call me to life.
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    • In the Lord’s Prayer, we ask that the kingdom will come among us and within us. But that will not happen without our co-operation.
    • The kingdom is a treasure as precious as the finest of pearls. It should be our greatest and most important possession. It means that my values are the values of God. Is that how I see it? Would anyone know?
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    • What Jesus describes could easily happen in a troubled land like Palestine. Ordinary people used the ground as the safest place to keep their most treasured possessions. There were caches of coins buried all over the country, forgotten when the owner died.
    • Lord, you talk of the joy of discovery. That is the sign that I have found your treasure, a deep happiness that nothing can separate me from you.
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • What Jesus describes could easily happen in a troubled land like Palestine. Ordinary people used the ground as the safest place to keep their most treasured possessions. There were caches of coins buried all over the country, forgotten when the owner died.
    • Lord, you talk of the joy of discovery. That is the sign that I have found your treasure, a deep happiness that nothing can separate me from you.