Do We Get It? Matthew 13:44-52 July 30, 2017


Psalm 119: 129-132 (RSV)

The Glories of God’s Law

129 Thy testimonies are wonderful;
    therefore my soul keeps them.
130 The unfolding of thy words gives light;
    it imparts understanding to the simple.
131 With open mouth I pant,
    because I long for thy commandments.
132 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    as is thy wont toward those who love thy name.


Matthew 13:44-52 (RSV)

Three Parables

44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net which was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind; 48 when it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into vessels but threw away the bad. 49 So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous, 50 and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.

Treasures New and Old

51 “Have you understood all this?” They said to him, “Yes.” 52 And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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