A Word from David
Everyone thought he was a fool. He had just sold all that he owned so he could purchase an ordinary field, and he paid much more than it was worth.
The “fool,” however, had inside information. He knew the field was much more valuable than anyone dreamed. Ancient treasure was buried there, and he alone possessed that knowledge. From his perspective it was a “no-brainer” investment. His ultimate profit was guaranteed (see Matt. 13:34).
Perhaps it was Jesus’ Parable of the Treasure in the Field that martyred missionary Jim Elliot had in mind when he wrote, “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Those who are making sacrifices now to lay up treasures in heaven may seem like fools to some, but they will one day be vindicated as the world’s wisest. Glad you are among them! — David