The Parable of the Rich Fool
Passage: Luke 12:13–12:21
Point # 1 Purely selfish accumulation of possessions is incompatible with true Christian discipleship.
Point # 2 This incompatibility stems from the transience of earthly riches and the coming reckoning that all will face before God.
How can we guard against the hazard of money . . . and maximize its helpfulness?
- We must study to see and savour the supreme value of Jesus above all earthly things.
- We must pray that this would free us from the love of money.
- We must trust in God’s promises that he will meet our every need.
- We must put protections in place against a “bigger barns” mentality, and turn the prosperity of our fields into blessings for others.