Life does not consist of and Abundance of Things…

21 Nov

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Luke 12:15-21, “And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness,a for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided? ‘ “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

Jesus Christ in this passage is speaking on the vain attempts by man, who place success over first seeking the Kingdom of God. Christ spoke out against this because it distracts from our Spiritual walk with Him, and the relying on God for the things that we need instead of our own doing. Matthew 6:33 states, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” This is in no way meant that every Christian should not strive for the most out of there lives, or to achieve success but in all keep the Lord and the truth of the Cross at the center of all! Christ died and rose again so that we could have life and have it more abundantly, John 10:10. In all that we do first seek the Lord, then go and conquer giants all in the name of Jesus Christ! So that even as we struggle to make ends meet in a lackluster economy, we will in turn still be ready to meet our Father in Heaven. Shalom…

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