Purchasing Treasure

In Matthew 13 there is a series of  "The kingdom of heaven is like..."parabolic statements that Jesus makes. The kingdom is like a mustard seed, yeast or a net and each statement seems to paint a different picture or perhaps reference a different attribute of the kingdom. There are two statements that have always stood out to me from this litany of similes. Verses 44-46 read:

44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
Among the statements in the list, these two have always seemed somewhat repetitive to me. They are back to back statements about finding something valuable and I have always read over this as a redundancy. One day I began to wonder why this same truth might be repeated in different ways like this and I started to wonder if they are not perhaps similar scenarios that point to drastically different truths altogether. In the first scenario we see a man finding a treasure in a field and selling everything to get it while the second story is of a man selling everything to get a fine pearl. The first difference that I noticed was that one man stumbled upon the treasure while the other went out looking for it. The realization of the differences here really began to set in as I noticed the actual objects that the kingdom was being likened to.
The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure.....
The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant.....
It isn't that I should contrast the two men's finding of the treasure and there reactions at all. In one comparison the kingdom is like a treasure that the man isn't looking for and in the other, the kingdom is like the merchant seeking something valuable. These are totally different things being presented. They are as different from one another as the yeast is from the net or the man sowing seeds in a field.

If the kingdom is like a treasure then perhaps something that we stumble upon as the man in the story does. When we do stumble upon it we immediately know that this is all that our lives have ever longed for and we are willing to abandon everything for its sake. The kingdom is more valuable then anything you own or have imagined and it is also hidden.

So what about the second one? How is the kingdom like a merchant that is looking for a fine pearl? The kingdom, this parable seems to say, is searching and seeking for something. What is it that the kingdom is searching for and so desperately desires that it would sell/give up everything for the sake of? You are that pearl. You are the pearl of great value which the kingdom has sought and for whom God gave his Son. You are that pearl. You have been sought out by that same kingdom that you seem to just stumble upon while crossing the field. That treasure that is worth everything you have ever known. You give it all to gain the kingdom which has given it all to make itself available to you. Welcome. Now that you have joined this kingdom you should know that we are seeking fine pearls to give up everything for.