Jesus used this story to describe the joy of finding God. It’s worth everything we have. In terms of value, nothing compares. The point of this story is joy, not poverty. Its teaching reminds us that joy fuels change, and all change is possible when the end result in finding God.
People are not instructed here to sell everything in order to find God. Poverty is not a prerequisite to spiritual life. But the joy of finding God supersede every other consideration. Any other “find” pales in value compared to this one. So the next time you are moved by the sacrifice of missionaries or other dedicated Christians, realize that sacrifice is really joy. Knowing God is an experience full of joy.
MATTHEW 13:44 – 44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.