Read: Luke 12:13-21
Study: A man quarreling with his brother over an inheritance triggered Jesus’ telling of this short but haunting story. A rich farmer reaping a large crop, he said, thought about nothing but how to keep it all, adding it to his already overflowing food and wealth. Fixated on his worldly fortune, he forgot that none of it would do him any good when his earthly life ended. Jesus knew better, and urged his hearers to become “rich toward God.” How easy or hard is it for you to be generous with money, time or other “stuff” you have? What experiences or examples have helped you find the freedom of living more generously?
Pray: Lord Jesus, I want to be rich— “rich toward God,” that is. Please shape my heart and my choices in ways that will continue to lead me to that kind of life. Amen.