The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl
“ 44 The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Ｍａｔｔｈｅｗ １３：４４
Questions About the Kingdom of Heaven?
Are we wheat or weeds? Good or bad seeds?
The Parable of the Weeds
24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ 28 “ ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ “ ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 29 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ ” 30 Matthew 13:24-30
We are all sown as seeds with the Word of Jesus. Christ is the good farmer in the parable, and the field represents the world.
The good seeds are the people of the Kingdom of Heaven. The weeds are people of the Evil One. And angels are symbolized by the harvesters, just as Jesus explains exclusively as the crowds are exiting away, to his disciples, for those who and are receptive to His Word, who have ears to hear, listen, and understand:
The Parable of the Weeds Explained
Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” 36 He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. 37 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, 38 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. “As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. 40 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 41 They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 42 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear. 43 Matthew 13:36-43 Related Readings
https://bibleaboutmoney.finance.blog/2020/01/20/hearts-treasury-seed-words-1/ https://bibleaboutmoney.finance.blog/2020/01/21/hearts-treasury-teachings-secret-seed-words-2/ https://bibleaboutmoney.finance.blog/2020/01/21/good-soul-soil-secret-seed-words-3/ https://bibleaboutmoney.finance.blog/2020/01/21/wealths-deceits-hearts-treasury-teachings-secret-seed-words-4/
Questions About the Kingdom of Heaven?
http://steve-constable-ygkp.squarespace.com/sermon-lane/2017/6/23/the-wheat-and-the-weeds-questions-for-groups-and-personal-study  https://tonyagnesi.com/2018/04/are-you-wheat-or-weed/
The Parable of the Sower
11 He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. 12 Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. Matthew 13:11-12
References & reflections
https://christswords.com/content/mat-1235-good-man-out-good-treasure  https://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/2009/12/1-minute-devotions-from-parable-of-sower.html
Cross Reference. The Parable of the Talents His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!’ — Matthew 25:23
Management as a service. We are to be servant-leaders just as Jesus was the Good Shepherd [
Be Ready for Service
35 Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning. 36 Then you will be like servants waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds on watch when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve and will have them recline at the table, and he himself will come and wait on them Luke 12:35-37
We are entrusted with the wealth of God, His Word, wisdom and teachings, psalms, parables, proverbs, promises and prophecy, as His property managers and temporary stewards, the shepherds of His holy flock, until the day Christ finally returns.
41 Peter asked, “Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everyone?” 42 The Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? 43 It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns. Luke 12:41-43
Lord, let us be mindful, watchful and faithful for the things that the world considers the littlest and least, the lost and last
“One who is faithful in a
is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very very little is also dishonest in much. little If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, ” who will entrust to you the true riches? Luke 16
The Sheep and the Goats
And the King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the 40 least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’ Matthew 25:40 references & reflections