Jesus’ message reminds us to step into the light of the certain victory and the triumph of God’s righteousness. Breaking news! We can leave all of this in the hands of God and go back to being the church, being a mustard seed, being the yeast in the dough. We should not bury our treasure or hide our pearl, but share them and their good news openly with the world.
So, what does all of this mean to us? Look at verses 51 and 52: Jesus asks, “Have you understood all this?” The disciples answer, “Yes.” Then, Jesus says to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” Bring out the best china and silverware! Put your treasure on display! We do not, and should not, hide our light under a bushel basket (see Matthew 5:14-15). We are agents of the new kingdom! We are heralds and messengers breaking the best possible news upon a world eager to hear some good news!
- Matthew 13:31-33 - 44:52