SUMMARY: Rich fool
OVERVIEW: Jesus taught parables about various conditions of our hearts, including one of a rich fool who sought more wealth as a means of security.
BIG IDEA: Guard your heart against greed.
KEY VERSE: Luke 12:15 (Jesus to man)
Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.”
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Stop compiling worldly riches. You will never get enough. And in the end, you’ll have wasted time gathering more of what you don’t need. What you need is me and the life I give. Don’t try to make your life more complete by getting more stuff. There is nothing wrong with working hard and making a good wage, but don’t try to make yourself happier by becoming more affluent. It will not work. You know that deep down in your soul because even after you purchase the item you crave, you hunger for more.
Everything you buy or collect will rust or decay or expire. Focus on making eternal investments. Satisfaction in life does not come from an abundance of possessions. Fulfillment only comes from a growing and deepening relationship with me and others. It’s a different type of investment. It’s not one tracked by Wall Street, but it changes lives and lasts forever.
Think of that thing that you just had to have and finally got. A cool car? A nice house? The latest device? A new guitar? To loosen your grip on things, let someone else borrow it for a day.