THE PARABLE OF THE POUNDS
The kingdom of God exists in the present, but is also in a state of expectant fulfillment. It is therefore ‘now’, but at the same time ‘not yet’. Because the Jews struggled to understand this two-stage view of the kingdom, Jesus told the parable of the pounds. He did this by indirectly referring to events that had taken place more than thirty years ago and which were still in the memory of His listeners. This passage is found in Luke 19:11-27.