"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?'" (Luke 12:20)
It has been several years ago, now, but I still remember the look on his face. My son was helping us to "clear out" my Dad's things and we were talking about "what to do with ______". So I asked my son "what are you going to do with 80+ Nativity sets, my son?" He is the one who will eventually be "clearing out" for me so would have to figure it out. His response was "you have HOW MAN:Y?!" I even told him I had gotten rid of quite a few - but it didn't seem to help!
Jesus has been asked, by a young man, to make the young man's brother "share" the inheritance. Jesus responds with this parable about the farmer building bigger barns to store the bigger harvest -- and deciding to "relax, eat, drink, be merry." (vs. 19) This is when God responds with our verse this morning - "whose will they be?" (v. 20) God is pointing out "So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God." (v. 21) God has blessed with the "abundant crops" (v. 16) but instead of sharing the abundance the farmer is "storing" it.
What are we doing with what we harvest? Yes, we are giving care to our receivers but are we sharing or storing our abundance? What is God asking us to do? And, like verse 20, who will take care of it when we are gone? Something to think about..........
9/13/2020 07:50:20 am
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