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Parable of A Rich Fool

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Are you resource rich by having deep relationships with people and a deep relationship with God, or are you poverty-stricken in relationships?

An interesting piece of research discovered that people in very poor countries often have a higher sense of purpose and a greater feeling of significance than people in rich countries. They also discovered that people in rich countries are more comfortable than people in poor countries but they often lack the sense of fulfillment the poor may have. As Jesus taught in this parable fulfillment does not come from resources.

16 And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a certain rich man was very productive.

 17 "And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?'

 18 "And he said, 'This is what I will do: 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 many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'

 20 "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?'

 21 "So is the man who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." (Luke 12:16-21)

So where are our true resources? They are in God and in people. So are you resource rich by having deep relationships with people and a deep relationship with God or are you poverty-stricken in relationships?

 

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