It Is Not The Will Of The Father
Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. Matthew 18:14 NKJV
It is not the will of your Father, that one of these little ones should perish. More is implied than is expressed. It is not his will that any should perish, but,
1. It is his will, that these little ones should be saved; it is the will of his design and delight: he has designed it, and set his heart upon it, and he will effect it; it is the will of his precept, that all should do what they can to further it, and nothing to hinder it.
2. This care extends itself to every particular member of the flock, even the meanest. We think if but one or two be offended and ensnared, it is no great matter, we need not mind it; but God's thoughts of love and tenderness are above ours.
3. It is intimated that those who do any thing by which any of these little ones are brought into danger of perishing, contradict the will of God, and highly provoke him; and though they cannot prevail in it, yet they will be reckoned with for it by him, who, in his saints, as in other things, is jealous of his honour, and will not bear to have it trampled on. See Isa. 3:15, What mean ye, that ye beat my people? Ps. 76:8, 9. - Matthew Henry