Good Morning Hearers!
Luke 12:16-21 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. 17 He thought to himself, `What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ 18 “Then he said, `This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ 20 “But God said to him, `You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ 21 “This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich towards God.”
Not once did the Lord mention anything about the rich man’s surplus – He had no problem with what the rich man had.
Notice the rich man’s attitude:
- Self made
- Had what he wanted
- Thought he would retire and live “high off the hog”
Problem? – The rich man’s attitude towards money. He forgot the Lord.
Sometimes we forget the Lord when things are going well. That makes us foolish.
The warning? – We lose out when we do not put the Lord first.
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