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The story of the prosperous farmer is well-known to readers of...

God said to him, Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?
Luke 12: 20.

The story of the prosperous farmer is well-known to readers of the Bible. It is a serious warning for all who have not put their life in order with God by accepting the Lord Jesus as their Saviour. The parable also has some important lessons for the Lord’s disciples. It pinpoints three errors to which we can easily succumb, whether we have much or little wealth.

Error no. 1: Money and riches give security. It is sensible and by no means wrong to make provision for the future. Let us, however, not forget how easily “moth and rust” (inflation or financial crises today) destroy our imagined security, which is to be found not in cash but only in our Lord.

Error no. 2: Possessions and wealth bring rest to our soul. Believing this is excessively naïve. The Lord Jesus speaks not only of “moth and rust” that ruin our wealth, but also of thieves. The more we possess, the more we have to guard it. Here again, only with the Lord can true peace and rest for the soul be found.

Error no. 3: At some stage one will have enough. There is a saying: “The more we have, the more we want.” People who think and live like the rich farmer above never have enough. The circle in which they move rotates faster and faster until it finally revolves solely around one’s ego. The rich farmer thought only of himself, not of others. “Enough” comes from the Lord’s provision, not from our savings.

Today‘s reading: 1 Kings 8: 31 – 40 · John 7: 1 – 13





 

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