Matthew Chapter 13- Part 7
Householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old (Matthew 13:51, 52)-
After telling them many parables and explaining the same, Jesus asked his disciples, “Have you understood all these things?”They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then he said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”
Though many of his disciples had little education, Jesus compared them to scribes now, as he had been teaching and imparting invaluable truths of the kingdom of heaven to them for quite some time. He told them that every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old. They were to teach their listeners, the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven that he had newly imparted to them; at the same time, they were not to ignore vital truths of the Law and the Prophets that they had grown up with and use them judiciously as he was doing. The New Testament believer likewise can gain an immense amount of wisdom and instruction from the writings of the Old Testament even as he lives out the requirements of the New Testament.