Monday, March 11, 2013

The Rich Fool

This wasn't really the point of yesterday's sermon, and it doesn't really tie in with this week's discussion at The High Calling on David Platt's Follow Me, but as is par for the course with my mind going a hundred different directions at once this jumped out at me and I wanted to share.

Yesterday's sermon was on greed and used the "Parable of the Rich Fool" taken from Luke 12:16-22. Reflecting back on David Platt's other books, and how we often relate to evangelism as a harvest, consider this paraphrase:

Then he told them this parable: "The church of a certain pastor yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place for all these people to meet.'

"Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my church and build a bigger one, and there everyone can meet. And I'll say to myself, "Your church is plenty big, enough to pay for itself for many years. Take it easy- make church comfortable- 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 take care of your church that you prepared for yourself? Who will take care of the fruit of your harvest?'

"This is how it will be with whoever builds a kingdom for themselves but is not rich toward God."

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