Are you building bigger barns?

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We are all busy storing things, we feel happier when some numbers reflect on our bank accounts, when our crops yield a good harvest, when we build houses and buy cars. All this things are good, but are they our only concerns? What are you storing? What are you accumulating? What is the end goal?

Our human nature makes us thirsty, we are born with a void that we try to fill with different things. Some of us learnt the hard way, that only God can quench that thirst. Some are still learning, that when you get what you think will make you happy, you discover that you are not happy and you want more. You get that dream job only to discover other bigger jobs, you get that spouse and you still feel incomplete, you build more barns and still feel poor. Until you discover: Only God can satisfy. We tend to be busy day in, day out, and forget that life is short. We forget to always keep God in the picture.

Jesus tells a parable in Luke 12:16  “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest.  He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.“ Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

Many times we behave like this man, forgetting all the earthly riches are vanity without God in the picture. That we can double up our bank accounts, triple our assets and build more barns yet we are spiritual fools. Remember, he wasn’t a fool because he was rich, he was a fool because he was greedy, he only thought of himself, he only thought of his current pleasures, he forgot how fragile life is and forgot to be rich towards God. That is what makes one a spiritual fool, so yes, you may not have even one barn but your desires are so materialistic and God is not in the picture.

Today as you think of creating wealth, as you think of the pleasures of this earth. are you just building bigger barns or accumulating riches, are you rich towards God? If you die tonight, are you assured of eternal life? Remember, you will leave behind all your processions, only your soul matters. may God help us not to lose our souls in pursuit of bigger barns.


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