The Parable of the Rich Fool:Don’t be Obsessed By Material Possessions


By Pastor John Mateos Ong and Pastora Monique Lopez Ong


SCRIPTURE:

Luke 12:13-15

Then someone called from the crowd, “Teacher, please tell my brother to divide our father’s estate with me.” Jesus replied, “Friend, who made me a judge over you to decide such things as that?” Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.“ Then he told them a story: “A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. He said to himself, ‘What should I do? I don’t have room for all my crops.’ Then he said, ‘I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll have room enough to store all my wheat and other goods. And I’ll sit back and say to myself, “My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!”

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OBSERVATION:

The man was rich.

He has more than enough.

He was thinking of how to keep everything to himself.

He did not know that he was going to die so soon.

He did not store anything in heaven.