Luke 12:17-21 - "And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?' 18 "Then he said, 'This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."' 20 "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?' 21 "So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." NASU
This man was a wealthy worrier. I know a lot of people who believe if they had more money they would have fewer problems. There is only one problem with that belief, "It is False, and It simply isn't true."
This man had wealth and he was worryed because he didn't have a place big enough to store his crops. He had great financial wealth but was absolutely bankrupt when it came to spiritual wealth.
He says, "This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones…" His plan was to build larger barns. He thought he had the correct solution to his problem.
The only problem was he was fixing the wrong problem. He was taking care of his physical dilemma but he hadn't done anything to fix his spiritual problem. He thought after he built his bigger barns he was going to be able to kick back and take life easy.
He was going to eat, drink and be merry.
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?'…"
WOW! He thought his problem was solved. He was going to find out the next day his problems were just getting started. He had lived his life and in so doing was financially in great shape, but spiritually he was in trouble.
God said he wasn't going to make it through the night. He was going to die. Everything this man had worked so hard for would belong to someone else. Ouch! That has got to hurt.
Don't let this happen to you, my friend. I know most of my subscribers personally and I know you are hard workers and I commend you for not being lazy. Please, if you have not become rich toward God do it today.
Confess that you believe Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God, repent of your sins and be baptized (immersed) into Christ. If you have no one to baptize you reply to this Pump Up and I will come and baptize you into Christ.
Think About This:
An old farmer told me in 1985 that he could not figure out younger people. He said, "You spend all your health to get wealth and then when you get old you spend all your wealth to get health."
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.