Jesus wanted to teach his followers that there would be a delay in instituting his earthly kingdom, so he told his followers a parable. In this parable a nobleman goes away to be crowned king. Some oppose him; some work diligently for him in his absence; others neglect their responsibility. When the king returns, he calls his servants and his enemies into account. For some the result is good; for others, it is not! The parable can be found in Luke 19:11-27.