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A Warning Against Covetousness (Luke 12:13-21) - 2/18/24

INTRO

  • Previously, Jesus was warning against hypocrisy.

  • Here, Jesus is warning against covetousness.

  • Wealth… the good and the bad

  • True success and happiness

The Warning


  • Take care.

  • See to it. A task at hand. Work on it. IT IS IMPORTANT

  • Be on your guard.

  • Protect yourself.  Beware. Avoid.

Covetousness

Life is more than my stuff

  • His abundance made him fulfilled. Want and Needs

  • Home, Car, Clothes (make me happy)

  • MORE DOES NOT MEAN CONTENTMENT

  • MORE MEANS MORE

The Parable

The Man’s plan.

  • Land produced. (We know was a blessing from God

  • Notice the ME/I

  • Talking to Himself  “Soul”

  • Laid up for many years… relax. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

  • What He found in his STUFF.  Success, Satisfaction, Security

God’s Plan

  • But God said, fool.

  • One without understanding

  • This night

  • God’s timetable

  • Soul required

  • Calling in a debt

  • Things…whose will they be?

He was a fool because he:

  • Did not handle his possessions well

  • He had a wrong idea of finding happiness

  • HE DID NOT TRUST/KNOW GOD

The Lessons

Life is short

Contentment is the heart of the issue

Our giving is an act of worship

  • Our giving is a reflection of our hearts desires.

  • Giving away the abundance

  • Invest in the Kingdom

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