And he 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
Joe wanted to make sure he would be comfortable in his senior years. He saved his money and invested. Doing the right thing was key to success, he thought.
Joe was approached in a parking lot at the grocery store by a widow looking for help. He told her he didn’t have any extra money. He wished her well as she turned away.
Next a child came up to him seeking donations for a charity. Joe again said he was sorry, but he had no extra funds to give.
Joe was getting very close to his savings goals. He felt so good about being able to take care of himself. Suddenly, Joe felt a sharp pain in his chest. He stood up thinking he could walk it off when he collapsed on the floor. His children, who were estranged from him, were called by the police that the mailman found him dead.
Faith Tip: What is your priority for today? Will it pass away or be eternal?