And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”
It is very unusual for people to find treasures, gold or diamonds lying around loose on the ground. They usually have to search for them. They have to dig – they have to work had. The deeper they dig and the header they work, the more rewarding it is upon finding some treasure.
I read an article about a man of God who has about 60,000 hours of Bible study under his belt and over 20,000 books in his library. I must add, books he has read. He devotes time to the study of God’s word. Come to think about it, it shows in his ministry – the wealth and treasure of God’s word he always has something incredible to share. Scripture calls it having – “things new and old” – which is a Jewish phrase for “great plenty.”
Do you want things of new and old – great plenty? The word of God is infinite and inexhaustible. Unfortunately, we spend most of our time scratching the surface and fail to go deeper. We are called to be scribes. The word simply means – one who writes. It carries the idea of engaging and interacting with the word. That is, every duly prepared preacher or student of the word who digs out the treasure of Divine knowledge, will be able to bring forth all sorts of instructions.
The word treasure signifies any collection of things whatsoever, and the places where such collections are kept. It speaks of those who are taught by the Holy Spirit, those who receive instruction from the Lord, those who study to show themselves approved by God. Those who do the hard work of waiting, listening and digging.
They always have something to give.
There is no reward for excuses and laziness!