Daily Devotional by Pam Ford Davis

I Problem

Jesus shared a pointed parable about a greedy farmer…

The man had a serious ‘I’ problem. Self-centeredness and pride clouded his spiritual sight.

“And He told them a parable, saying, ‘The land of a rich man was very productive. And he began thinking to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and I will store all my grain and my goods there. And I will say to myself, ‘You have many goods stored up for many years to come; relax, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself!’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is demanded of you; and as for all that you have prepared, who will own it now?’ Such is the one who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich in relation to God (Luke 12:16-21 NASB).”

God opened the farmer’s eyes to his foolish pride.

It’s a fact; you can’t take it with you.

“There is a sickening evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth being hoarded by its owner to his detriment. When that wealth was lost through bad business and he had fathered a son, then there was nothing to support him. As he came naked from his mother’s womb, so he will return as he came. He will take nothing from the fruit of his labor that he can carry in his hand (Ecclesiastes 5:13-15 NASB).”



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