Jesus told His disciples one day about a man who was walking along a road and noticed a wonderful treasure in a field. The man knew that the treasure would belong to whomever owned the field – and it would be wrong just go take a treasure that didn’t belong to him -- even if they didn't value it and just let it sit out there! So, he worked hard, saved up enough money and bought the field! Then the treasure was rightfully his! Author Marty Machowski in The Gospel Story Bible tells the story of “The Hidden Treasure” in Matthew 13:31-46.
Like our family treasures, you and I can’t take the Bible for granted, but need to remember how valuable it is – even if others don’t see its value. We must safeguard it well and deliver it, unaltered, to the next generation. Just think, God has entrusted parents with the privilege of passing this most valuable truth to their treasures – their children.
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