While the Parable of the Hidden Treasure is similar to the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price, their meanings are different. The symbols reveal the high value God places on His people.
Jesus' Parable of the Treasure in Matthew 6:19-21 is designed to get us to evaluate the relative values of material wealth and "treasures in heaven." Martin Collins expands on the metaphors of moths, rust, and thieves.
The church constitutes Christ's treasure, hidden in the world, purchased and redeemed with Christ's blood. The Pearl of Great Price depicts a rich merchant (Christ), the only one who had the means to redeem His church. The Dragnet symbolizes the scope of God's calling while the separation process indicates God's high standards …
Solomon urges us to seek wisdom as we would seek for buried treasure. Wisdom is more valuable than any physical treasure chest full of gold Eagles.
The prince of the power of the air is responsible for influencing the zeitgeist (dominant mindset of the time), pulling us away from God and His law.
The heroes of faith may have had a longer period of testing than those called now, but the trials will come at greater intensity here at the end.