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How does the teacher of the law who becomes a disciple bring out old and new treasures? (Matthew 13:52)

52 He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”

Matthew 13:52

NKJV - 52 Then He said to them, "Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In my opinion, Jesus was speaking of supplementing the teachings of the Mosaic Law (which were the "old treasures" to which He was referring, and which contained God's standards for human actions, but which also required perfect adherence to all the Law's provisions (which no human could achieve) as the means of obtaining eternal life) with the gospel of forgiveness and salvation that Jesus would make possible through His own atoning death and resurrection (the "new treasures"). The previous standards did not change, and still provided valid guidance for conduct, but no longer presented an unfulfillable impediment to the attainment of eternal life.

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