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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Parnell

Eternal Authority on Behalf of His Flock (Luke 12:32-34)

"Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. ³³Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. ³⁴For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."—Luke 12:32

The magnitude of these words is too great to skim over. God is pleasedhappily pleased to give us the kingdom. John Piper writes,

What does he promise to give to his little flock—to prove once and for all that it is not only his good pleasure to give, but that it is his good pleasure to give big? He promises to give them the kingdom of God.

And what does it mean to be given the sovereign reign and rule of God? It means simply and staggeringly and unspeakably that the omnipotent rule and authority of the King of the universe will be engaged forever and ever on behalf of the little flock of God. What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, God has prepared for those who love him (1 Corinthians 2:9). And it is the Father’s good pleasure to give it to his little flock.

Who can describe what it will be like when that saying comes to pass which Jesus spoke at the Last Supper, “As my Father has appointed a kingdom for me, so do I appoint for you that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom” (Luke 22:29)?

Listen to the entire message.


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