Then He told them a parable, saying, “There was a rich man whose land was very fertile and productive. And he began thinking to himself, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place [large enough in which] to store my crops?’ Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my storehouses and build larger ones, and I will store all my grain and my goods there. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many good things stored up, [enough] for many years; rest and relax, eat, drink and be merry (celebrate continually).”’ Luke 12:16-19 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
Talk about arrogant.
This guy takes full credit while giving Jehovah none.
Did the rich man make the land fertile and productive or did Jehovah?
Than should the rich man not have given thanks unto Jehovah and share with the less fortunate as Jehovah shared with him?
Who determines when we die, the rich man or Jehovah?
Than should he not have used his time wisely to store up treasures in Heaven rather that sit on his laurels?
Should he not have given unto his community as Jehovah greatly gave unto him?
Did the rich man celebrate his good fortune with others or did he greedily keep his parties for himself?
Should we not share with others our good fortune as Jehovah as blessed us with them?
How about you?
Do you share in your blessings ,both great and small, with others or do you greedily keep them for yourself?
Do you publicly praise Jehovah for His graciousness towards you or do you brag about it as if it was you who did the accomplishment?
Do you waste your retirement years going on cruises or other luxuries or do you take this opportunity to share your time and wisdom with the younger generation?
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh ( God provides ) for blessing me with all of the abundant mental, physical and spiritual gifts provided for me on a daily basis.
May these be used as an opportunity to give thanks to You both privately and publicly and to be used to help those in Your family that are in need.
I joyfully give all praise unto You and request this blessing in the name of He who always used His Divine gifts for the benefit of others Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah