Matthew 13:51–52 (ESV)
New and Old Treasures
51 “Have 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.”
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.