Luke 12: 15-21
“Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”
And He told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man was very productive.
“And he began reasoning to himself, saying, “What shall I do since I have no place to store my crops?”
Then he said, “This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
‘And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.’
But God said to him, ‘ You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’
“So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
Storing up treasure here on earth seems to be in my nature. I buy things I think I need, but every time we move, I find things hidden away that I didn’t even remember having. We are moving soon and our house looks so nice and uncluttered. All of our possessions are safely packed away, ready to be moved.
Deep down I know that my worldly possessions are not my treasure. This world will pass away. I need to be more concerned about the things above. Concerned about how I can serve the Lord for His Kingdom. But I am so easily distracted. One moment I am marveling at God’s word, the next moment I am worrying about what I am going to wear.
“And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span?” Luke 12:25
Lord, help me to seek Your Kingdom. I pray that my treasure will be of heaven. Help me to be ready Lord, and waiting with my lamp lit for Your return. Be ready…