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Parable of the Rich Fool – June 28

  • And Jesus told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” ’“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.” (Luke 12:16-21)

What do you treasure? Are you enamored with big homes, fast cars, and expensive clothing? Do you desire the things of the world or the things of God? Despite what some false teachers proclaim, you are not entitled to “your best life now.” You are entitled only what God sees fit to give. Your name, your fame, your health, and your wealth are God’s. He gives and takes away. Do the work of the Lord. “Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” (Matthew 6:20)

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Posted by on June 28, 2012 in Daily Thoughts, June

 

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Running The Race – June 26

The other day, my son Evan and I agreed to take a run together.  He was not quite ready and I said I’d start, since he could easily catch up.  I kept looking back to see how far I was going to get before he caught me, and then I had this thought.  This is a picture of our lives.  How far can we get before death catches us?  How far can we get in the walk, the work, and the war before our privilege to serve Christ here is over?
– Bob Jennings
 
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Posted by on June 26, 2012 in Daily Thoughts, June

 

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