And as they heard these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem…
I. CHRIST'S ABSENCE IS A PERIOD OF PROBATION.
II. THE NATURE OF THE PROBATION IS TWOFOLD.
1. The obligation to loyalty involved in Christ's king. ship and our citizenship.
2. The obligation to fidelity involved in Christ's lordship, and our service and trust.
III. CHRIST'S RETURN WILL BE THE OCCASION OF ACCOUNT AND RECOMPENSE.
(J. R. Thomson, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.