Unhidden Treasure! ~ August 31

Unhidden Treasure!

Stake your claim!

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

I love this verse. It says two things to me; earthly treasures mean nothing, and our joy lies not in earthly things, but in heaven, when we will no longer inhabit this earth.

I can visualize the man in the verse finding the treasure in the field, looking around to see if anyone had seen him, then quickly hiding the treasure and racing to the real estate office to purchase the field. I can see his beaming face after having purchased the property, loading his pickup with shovel and sack, and driving to the field to claim his treasure.

That is how we should feel when we find that the key to heaven is to believe in Jesus and love God. We should make the purchase of salvation and proceed straight away to claim it. No pickup, shovel or sack is needed. The prize can be claimed right where you are; the shovel is your mind as you dig for knowledge, and the sack where you will store the treasure of that knowledge and love is your heart.

When your heart is full of the love of God, you will know a joy like none you have ever known.


  1. Sherry Mashburn said

    Unhidden treasure . . . I like that!

  2. Charles, I am so glad to be a part of your virtual world! Your words are always quite simply expressed, but oh so powerful in meaning!

    • Thank you, Sharla. Comments like this one really encourage me and keep me keepin’ on!

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