Where Your Treasure Is, There Your Heart Will Be Also
Passage: Luke 12:13–12:21
The Parable of the Rich Fool
- Purely selfish accumulation of possessions is incompatible with true Christian discipleship.
- This incompatibility stems from the transience of earthly riches and the coming reckoning that all will face before God.
Saving vs. Hoarding
- Do we trust God to provide for all our needs?
- Are we willing to let go of our savings for God's work?
A few biblical principles to remember*
- Ownership: all of our money belongs to God.
- Stewardship: we are to be faithful managers of God’s money.
- Morality: money is not evil; however, it can be used to expose the evil that inhabits our hearts.
- Materialism: we are drawn toward desiring and idolizing money and possessions.
- The Treasure Principle: you cannot take it with you, but you can send it on ahead.
*Taken from Randy Alcorn’s “Managing God’s Money: A Biblical Guide.” Points of this sermon have been borrowed from Randy Alcorn’s, “Money, Possessions and Eternity”; John Piper sermons, blogs, and “Ask Pastor John” podcasts; and Craig Blomberg’s“Neither Poverty or Riches”