The $1.7B lottery prize caused a lot of conversation on what we would do if we won. That much wealth would bring a lot more into our lives. But what does Jesus say about ‘more’ in the parable of Bigger Barns?
13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
I. We Want Christ To Intervene In The Earthly With No Awareness Of The Eternal
II. Imagined Rule: My Soul Will Find Relief In More
III. We Must Change The Game
the pursuit “that I may know him” Phil 3:10
God’s purpose “seek first the Kingdom” Matt 6:33
Saving people “I became all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save as many as possible 1 Cor 9:22
IV. It’s Not About Hoarding, It’s About Helping
Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.
Acts 3:6 Silver and gold have I none… But such as I have I give to thee