Jesus said, «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.
«Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
«Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
«Have you understood all these things?» Jesus asked [His disciples].
«Yes,» they replied.
He said to them, «Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.»
Are you beginning to understand what Jesus was teaching with His parables? «Forget war. Forget overthrowing your enemies,» He is saying. «I’ll wage war on the devil. I’ll exact revenge on your enemies. Your job is to love one another and help friends, family members, and neighbors enjoy My presence in their lives.» Sounds like you’ve got work to do today!