In these words Jesus expresses how much God wants to give the kingdom to believers. They are a little flock, yet possess a priceless treasure!
May God's blessing be upon your reading and reflecting on these words of Scripture. May you grow in your discipleship as you become engaged with God's saving and life-giving word for you.
Luke 12:32-40 ‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
‘Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.
‘But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.’ NRSV
Discipleship Questions for Reflection
What stands out for you in these verses?
What questions surface for you?
What fears do disciples wrestle with as they live in today's world?