Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’ Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.” (Luke 12:13-21, NRSV)
How are you rich?
when we hear people talk about being rich, most people think of money, and having an abundance of resources to not have to worry about anything. To be honest there are truly only a handful of these kind of rich people. However I know many rich people, who are abundantly blessed and rich beyond imagination.
There are people who are generous with their time and resources that are not wrapped up in material possessions and these people are rich towards God.
So are you a fool who looks only to themselves, or are you abundantly rich in God?