Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a certain king, which would take account of his servants.…
I. THE SUBLIMITY OF THE JUDICIAL CONDITION. "A certain king," endowed with the highest powers, will be our judge — Jesus Christ (Revelation 19:16). His three attributes are —
1. Infallible knowledge.
2. Inflexible justice.
3. Invincible power.Hence He is to be greatly feared (Jeremiah 10:7).
II. THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF FINAL AVOIDANCE — "which would take account."
III. THE NECESSITY OF OBEDIENT SUBJECTION. "Servants," implying total subjection to Him (Leviticus 19:37).
(From the Latin.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.