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Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

Luke 12:18-20

THE INWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Viewing and Handling Possessions

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…,‘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…’

The rich farmer had both a bumper crop and a plan. In Luke 12:18-20 he says, “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…,‘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…’” (NASB). The rich farmer’s foolish mistake was that he planned to store his treasures here on earth instead of in heaven. C. S. Lewis understood this and said. “Aim at Heaven and you will get earth ‘thrown in’: aim at earth and you will get neither.” Be careful where you aim. Think about it.