Are You Hogging God’s Abundance?

“So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’”

Luke 12:18-20

Ponder This

The man in today’s passage owned property that brought forth so much that he said, “I have no room to stow my goods.” So, he said, “I know what I’ll do. I’ll pull down my barns and build bigger barns. I don’t want it to run over. I don’t want it to bless anybody else. I want it all for me.”

Our response as followers of Jesus should be the opposite—freely we have received, so freely we give. Let the cup run over and be a blessing to somebody else. What do we have in the Lord Jesus? We have fullness in Christ; He prepares a table. We have freshness in Christ; He anoints our heads. We have freeness in Christ; our cup runs over. Don’t let the devil get you to think negatively about God or hoard His abundance only for yourself. Jesus says to you, “I prepared a table for you. Come and dine.” This is for your sake and the sake of others.

  • When have you been blessed by someone sharing God’s goodness with you?
  • What are some things you have because of your relationship with Jesus?

Practice This

Share a blessing God has given you with someone else.

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