Luke 12:13-12:21

Joe Focht  SAM764  9/4/2011

Jesus continues his message on eternity and now turns to how we deal with material things. His exhortation to them as well as to us today is to beware of covetousness which can creep into our hearts so easily. The challenge is to be rich towards God and be good stewards over the things we have here, understanding we can't take anything with us.

  1. And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
  2. And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?
  3. And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
  4. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
  5. And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
  6. And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
  7. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
  8. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
  9. So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.