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.
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 …
God's people are the precious jewels (or the private, personal possessions) of God, obligated to conform exclusively to His will and purpose.
The way that one lives provides testimony and witness. To witness and endure life's various trials, we must have faith in who and what we are.