Saturday, August 5, 2017

Parable of the Rich Fool

Bible 1
A man in the crowd called to Jesus, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.’
Bible 2
Jesus replied, ‘Who made me a judge over you to decide such things as that? Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed. Life does not consist of having many of possessions.’
Bible 3
Jesus then gave an illustration: ‘A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. His barns were full to overflowing—he couldn’t get everything in.

Bible 4
‘He thought about his problem, and finally exclaimed, “I know—I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones! Then I’ll have room enough.
Bible 5
“And I’ll sit back and say to myself, ‘Friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink and be merry.”

Bible 6
But God said to him, “Fool! Tonight you die. Then who will get it all?”’
Bible 7
‘Yes,’ said Jesus, ‘every man who gets rich on earth but not in heaven is a fool.’

Parable of the Rich Fool
Jesus tells a parable about an ambitious but foolish rich man.
Luke 12:13-21

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