Reflection on Luke 12:32-40

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Passage: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+12:32-40

Scripture

Don’t be afraid, little flock, for it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.”

Observation

The Father delights to give us the Kingdom. We need to sell our possessions and give them to those in need in order to store up treasures in heaven.

Like servants awaiting the return of their master from a wedding, we need to be ready the moment Christ returns. He will reward those who are ready by Himself serving them.

If a home owner knew when the burglar was coming he would not let the robber in. We must also be prepared for the Son of Man.

Application

The work of the Kingdom of God must always be our first priority. If possessions are a distraction we must get rid of them in order to invest in God’s kingdom.

Jesus could turn up at any time for a surprise inspection! What will He find when He checks on my life?

This is not supposed to fill us with dread. If Jesus checks in with me today and finds I am serving His purposes then He will reward me- perhaps serving my needs.

This is a mystery of the Kingdom. We work hard to serve the Lord, but along the way we find such fellowship with Him that He is blessing us. The task we thought we had to do becomes joy.

Prayer

Lord you always turn my expectations over. Help me to seek your purposes and to serve your Kingdom. Amen.

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