Fear not, little flock,
for it is your Father's good pleasure
to give you the kingdom.
It was a great encouragement to me.
Jesus knows that the flock of God struggles with fear. He knows that one of those fears is that God is the kind of God who is basically angry and delights most of all to judge sinners and only does good out of a sense of constraint and duty, not delight. Therefore the Lord is at pains this morning to free us from this fear by telling us the truth about God. He has chosen every word for our comfort and joy and peace.
for it is your Father's
to give you