Luke 12:32 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New TestamentThat is, fear not the want of any of these comforts, and be not over solictous for them; for your Father, which has provided a kingdom for you hereafter, will not suffer you to want such things as are needful for you here.
1. That the disciples of Christ are very subject to disquieting and perplexing fears, but must by no means cherish, but oppose them: a fear of present wants, a fear of future sufferings, a fear of death approaching, a fear that they shall not find acceptance with God, a fear lest they should fall fully or finally from God; the fear of all these evils does often times disturb them and discompose them.
2. That Jesus Christ is the great Shepherd of his church: the love and care the compassion and tenderness, the prudence and providence, the guidance and vigilance of a good shepherd are found within him.
3. As Christ is the church's Shepherd, so the church is Christ's flock, though a little flock, in opposition to the huge herds and droves of the men of the world.
4. That God the Father has a kingdom in store for his little flock, his church and children.
5. That the good will and gracious pleasure of God is the original spring and fontal cause, from whence all divine favors do proceed and flow: It is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Consult other comments:
Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament
William Burkitt (1650 - 1703) was a Church of England clergyman, bible expositor, and devotional writer.
Volume 1: Matthew - John, was published in 1700.
Volume 2: Acts - Revelation was published 1703.