The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matthew 13:44
If the heart rules, then how can it be changed? The heart will be changed when the mind does a new calculation based on a new discovery. Jesus’ parable of the field illustrates this perfectly. A man finds a treasure hidden in a field, so he sells everything to buy the field.
The field never interested the man before. But when he finds out that there is treasure in this field, he does a new calculation based on his new discovery: First, there is treasure in this field. Second, if this field were ours, we would be rich beyond measure! Third, therefore we should buy this field.
The memo from Mind to Heart would say,
“You have asked me to provide you with intelligence, and I am pleased to inform you of a new opportunity that has opened up for us. I have identified a field in which treasure is buried, and it is available for purchase.”
What will Heart do? Heart will send a memo to Will:
“I have received intelligence from Mind regarding treasure that lies buried in a field. The field is available for purchase. I am instructing you to buy it at any price!”
Armed with that memo, Will has the strongest resolve.
Jesus is like a field in which there is buried treasure. If you get the field, you get the treasure. Isaiah 53 describes the treasure hidden in Jesus. It also teaches what we need to know to make a proper evaluation of Jesus (who He is, what He has accomplished, and what He offers).
Discovering the treasure will change your heart, and when your heart gets set on the treasure, you will have the will or the desire to obtain it, whatever the cost.
Perhaps you had a change of heart about Jesus years ago. Would you do it all over again today?