The treasure of kingdom righteousness is a matter of the heart. True faith knows the Blessing is the asking for or the giving of God's favor. Isaac was tricked into blessing Jacob instead of his firstborn Esau. At the Last Supper Jesus offered a blessing over bread and wine. To be blessed is to be favored by God. of God and that God cares for all of Creation, in biblical terms, is the universe as we know or perceive it. Genesis says that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. In the book of Revelation (which speaks of end times) the author declares that God created all things and....
It is a true treasure to have a heart that is in the right place. Here and throughout this section, A tax collector who became one of Jesus' 12 disciples uses metaphors that envision this life of righteousness as the eschatological reign of God. As always, it points in hope to a future that is not yet, but it also imagines a life that lives this day and each day in confident faith in the Father who knows and responds to all human needs. The heart of faith which the Sermon imagines recognizes and welcomes the reign of God as a gift and places all of life in the hand of God.