This pair of parables presents a new melody. The same theme in a different tune is directed to Jesus’ disciples rather than the crowds. To them the secret of surpassing worth is given. Though there will be a mixed response to Jesus (13:3-9) and a mixed crop (13:24-30), and though the kingdom begins contemptibly small (13:31-33) it is of surpassing worth. The worth of the King and His kingdom is a treasure that brings more joy than anything this world can offer. The King and His kingdom are of surpassing worth—worthy of all sacrifice and the source of greatest delight.