Caution! Don’t Be a Rich Loser!

Once during Jesus’ earthly ministry, he asked what it profits a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul. And in the gospel according to Luke. he gives an example of such a man. Jesus told the crowd to be on guard against covetousness: because one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.

Then Jesus told this parable about a rich man, whose land had produced much, but he had nowhere to store his crops? Then note the rich man’s plans which did not include God: I will do this, I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my grain and goods. And I will say to my soul I have sufficient goods laid up for many years; so I will relax, eat, drink, and be merry  But God addressed him as a fool, and told him this night his soul would be required, and asked him then who would enjoy his abundant crop.

However, God does not want His children to be over anxious concerning their daily needs: Jesus gives assurance since God feeds birds of the air, and clothes flowers growing in the fields,  He will provide for His children.


Heavenly Father, in my writing I endeavor to give You credit for the ability to write and my limited ability to use a  computer. And I ask You to accept my thanks for those blessings, but even more I thank You for sacrificing Your Son, Jesus Christ to pay my sin debt. Since He paid that debt, I can thank You in His name. Amen.


Doris Lisemby