America in the Kingdom Parables

C.O. Stadslkev - 1959

The Treasure Hid in the Field

Matthew 13:44

   This thought is also emphasized in the parable given in verse 44 where we read, "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 ali that he hath, and buyeth that field."

   The man in this parable who buys the field is the Lord Jesus Christ whom by His death and resurrection purchased salvation for "whosoever will" in the world or field. But the Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hid in a field which this same man keeps hidden.

   Since the Old Scripture passages, such as Exodus 19:5 and Psalm 135:4 speak of Israel or the Anglo-Saxons as the Lord's "peculiar treasure," we would expect this nation, hid or unknown and unrecognized in the world, to be founded and largely composed of these same people, the Anglo-Saxons.

   Let us note here the pertinent statements of Exodus 19 and Psalm 135: "Ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine." And, "For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure."


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