Today’s Reading – Luke 12 & 13
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. (Luke 12:19)
On Sundays I like to just post a quick thought from the Word of God for those of you hearty souls who are faithful in keeping your devotions even though you will be in church services throughout the day. Or it may be that you are unable to attend a worship service today due to illness or some other reason, but you still keep up on the reading.
In our passage today the Lord tells about a man that would appear to be very successful to the eyes of the world. He had nothing that he needed, in fact he had far more than was needed. He decided that his production days were over. He would simply store up and live off of his abundance, and party for the rest of his life. Sounds almost like retirement to me. The problem was, however, that in all of the accumulating he had done in his lifetime, he never accumulated anything for the Kingdom of God. Every work that he accomplished, and every asset that he accumulated was for self. And unfortunately he was not given more time to get things right.
I hope that when my life is over that there will be something of eternal value stored up for me in the coffers of Heaven. I hope there will be some people that are there that I had at least a small part in their coming to salvation. This life is very short. If all I have is what I accumulated here on the earth, I don’t have very much at all. The man in our story thought he was very rich; the world thought he was rich, but eternity will reveal his utter poverty.
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