The Lord teaches many great truths in His Kingdom Parables, but the one overarching idea in all of them is that you are precious to Him and that He wants you in His life.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Here’s a short story about a man who finds a treasure in a field, and with joy goes to sell all he has so he can buy the field and claim the treasure. Now you might read that parable and think: “That’s me. I found the Kingdom and I am prepared to give up anything to be a part of it!”
And while that should be true for all of us, I don’t think that’s what Jesus is saying. Who is the man in the field in this story?
Christians are a part of the Kingdom, yes? The treasure in the parable is the Kingdom, yes? Therefore doesn’t that mean the one who attains the treasure is the King?
What did it cost Jesus to buy His Kingdom? He gave His life for it. He bought His church with His own precious blood (Acts 20:28).
Yes, this story can be applied to us. It can be about a man who is willing to part with anything to belong to the Kingdom. But it can also be about a Man willing to part with everything to buy it and call it His own.
If you are the Christian, you are the treasure that Christ was searching for. He came seeking to save the lost (Luke 19:10). You once were lost, but then He found you. Doesn’t that make you feel great?!