Do you want God to call you a fool?


Do you want God to call you a fool?

Common worldly financial wisdom teaches that when a person has accumulated more than he needs, this is the time to take it easy, enjoy life, eat, drink and be merry. You’ve probably seen this ideal promoted in television commercials over and over.

Answer these questions as you read the scripture below:

What does Jesus caution you to guard against?_______________________

What does Jesus tell us about possession? ________________________

What does God want us to be too?________________________

Then Jesus said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’

“Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”‘

“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?’

“This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.” Luke 12:15-21

Jesus knows the temptation that abundance, power and recognition have on you. This is why He cautioned you to guard against GREED. This is one of the most profound statements in the Bible! “Life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

God calls you a fool if your goal is the world’s financial ideal of taking it easy, eating, drinking, and being merry. Are you rich toward your possessions or rich toward God? What is the desire of your heart?

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