“Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.” 12:21
There is a lot of thought-provoking content in this chapter, but I wanted to reflect on this verse. It’s about a week until Christmas, and it feels fitting to remember what’s valuable and what’s not.
Did you notice what Jesus says afterwards? He adds “and this is why I tell you not to worry”. Our fear is connected to our stored wealth.
Jesus is also quick to point out that this self-preservation move only provides the illusion of safety. It doesn’t add a day to your life, and it accomplishes nothing. It’s just a great way to distract us and spin us out.
His advice? Refocus your attention and downsize your stuff.
“Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.” 12:31
In order to start fresh, sometimes we need an extreme measure. Give away money when it’s tight. Etc!
What part of this chapter grabbed your attention?