Matthew 13:51-52 (ESV)
51 “Have you understood all these things?” They said to him, “Yes.”
52 And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”
Jesus closes these kingdom parables by handing his leaders a photo of how he sees them.
They are scribes — teachers like Ezra in the Old Testament.
They are like home owners practicing open hospitality with all who drop in. They have collections — treasures that are NEW (Jesus is the promised one Moses and the prophets had predicted) and OLD (The one who is older than Abraham or Adam and who makes all of the teaching of the Old Testament clear) is training them.
How will your leadership look different in the days ahead as you show off the treasures in your house? Effective leaders are effective teachers.