The Rich Fool Parable

Luke 12

Jesus told a story about a man who was a very rich landowner. He said:

The man had a very good harvest from his crops and it yielded more grain than he had places to store it! So he decided to tear down his old barns and rebuild bigger barns to store all the excess grain. His plan was to collect all of his goods in great big storage places and then lock it up and sit back and relax. He would then eat, drink and be merry because he had nothing to worry about. But God said to him "You Fool! This very night you will die and your riches will be of no use to you then." So those people who store up and hoard their possessions for later and do not share with God's people will also meet this fate of God.

Jesus told his disciples do not be anxious and troubled with your life, by feeling you won't have enough to eat, or about your body or feeling you don't have enough clothing to wear. For life is more than food and clothes. Seek first the kingdom of God and everything else will be added to it.

Questions to ask:

1)Why do you think the rich fool lost his life?

2)Do you think he would have lost his life if he had shared his harvest with those that were less fortunate instead of storing it up for himself for later? Why?

3)What lesson have you learned from this parable?

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