As millions are sitting down to rest after a long week of eating and shopping, I want to take a moment to remind you that our loving Savior is our main provider. If it weren’t for Christ’s sacrifice, humanity would be eternally lost. With the crazed scramble of Black Friday, I found it appropriate to discuss the Parable of the Rich Fool.
Parable of the Rich Fool
Speaking to the multitudes a man asked Christ to help him divide his brother’s inheritance. Christ then tells the Parable of the Rich Fool. A man grows a surplus of crops and decides to build bigger storehouses so that he can gather all his crops safely into one building. The man then wants to eat, drink, and celebrate his good fortune. However, that same night the man passes away. What will he do with his surplus after he’s gone?
This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God. Luke 12:21.
Store Up for Yourselves Treasures in Heaven
In this material world it is easy to get side-tracked, especially during the holidays, from one’s devotion to the Father. Odd, isn’t it? You would think that during the holidays, God and our Savior would be on all Christian’s minds. However, our society rewards super spending and obtaining the best gadgets and toys over faith. This is a battle that Christians face every year during the Christmas season. Let us all remember Christ’s Parable in this instance. Our kids and our family will enjoy their gifts, but they will remember the time we spend with them more. This applies to God as well. Your earthly treasures will be forgotten when you get to Heaven, but the time spent maturing your relationship with God and His Son will be remembered. Which one would you rather choose: the path of the rich fool, or the path of the loving disciple?