Let me quickly provide the scriptural context for this title:
Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)
What a comfort to hear the voice of our Lord saying, “Fear not, little flock” as we face the countless BIG challenges of the day. We face BIG challenges in our families. We face BIG challenges in our finances. We face BIG challenges in our future. We face BIG challenges in our fitness. We face BIG challenges in our faith. Yet, as members of His little flock, we can face every challenge without fear. Why? Because we never face our fears alone, “for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
You see, we don’t have to look to anything smaller than God to face the waves of challenge that crash over us each day. Why would we turn to the wisdom of the world when we have the Wisdom of eternity available to us—the Spirit of Jesus Christ? How often we run to the wrong things, go to the wrong places, and turn to the wrong people when Jesus is standing at the ready to safely bring us through whatever challenges we are facing. We look for safety in things that are not safe. We look for security in places that are not secure. We look for stability in people that are not stable.
As members of His little flock, what we need to do in times of trouble is to remember. We need to remember whose we are and what He has promised to do. We need to remember the God who purchased us with His precious blood and the grace we have been given in Him. And for those who might not realize it, this was the instruction to God’s little flock every bit as much in the Old Testament as it is in the New Testament.
When in time to come your son asks you, “What does this mean?” You shall say to him, “By a strong hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery.” (Exodus 13:14)
We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.
Remembering what God has done and what He has promised to do is the key that unlocks the prison door of fear. His Word is true, His kingdom everlasting, and His “little flock” untouchable! There is no power in the universe that can derail the plans and the purposes of our King. He won the final battle on Golgotha’s Hill, putting our enemy, the devil, to complete defeat. To be sure, we still battle along the way to our inheritance, but we battle against a defanged lion who cannot do one single thing to us that God does not allow him to do. And all that Satan is allowed to do is done for one of two reasons: God’s glory and our good.
So today, as you venture into the life God has set before you, do not fear—regardless of the challenges that are set before you. Wherever you go, He has already gone before you . . . and He continues to go with you. As members of His kingdom our focus should be on His kingdom and not our own. When we do we expand the reach of our cares and concerns beyond the borders of our own little kingdom to the outer edges of His, we begin loving those He loves, serving those He served, and accepting those He accepted.
Hallelujah, what a Savior! Hallelujah, what a salvation! Hallelujah, what a gift to be a member of His little flock in the Lords kingdom.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!