Matthew 13:51–52 (ESV)
New and Old Treasures
you understood all these things?” 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 master of a house, who brings out of
his treasure what is new and what is old.”
I have visited with a lot of people in their homes and they often love to show me things. Things
that are a treasure that have been in the family a long time. The also show me new things. So what is Jesus talking about here? The Lutheran Study Bible states: “With this parable, Jesus encourages His disciples to imitate the master
of a house who brings out food for his family and guests. Jesus had trained His disciples to be teachers for the kingdom of heaven. In their teaching, they were to bring out both old and new. Without giving up the OT, they were to add the NT. The OT needed
to be understood on the basis of the new revelation that they had received from the Father (11:25). Christian pastors, teachers, and students of God’s Word continue to follow this practice today. All the Holy Scriptures teach Law and Gospel and “are
able to make [us] wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (2Tm 3:15).
I pray: Lord, keep me steadfast in Your Word, and lead me out of death to life. Amen.
Engelbrecht, E. A. (2009). The Lutheran Study Bible (p. 1611). St. Louis, MO: Concordia