New Defender's Study Bible Notes
12:32 little flock. Christ’s warnings against individual covetousness apply also to church covetousness. His promised blessings are to the “little flock,” such as the church at Philadelphia, which had “little strength,” but had “kept my word” (Revelation 3:8), not to the church at Laodicea, which boasted that she was “rich, and increased with goods” (Revelation 3:17).
12:40 Be ye therefore ready. We are frequently urged to be ready always for the Lord’s return. If we could predict the date of His coming, or if we knew certain other events must transpire first, then such continual readiness would be unnecessary. Note Hebrews 9:28; I John 2:28;.