Luke 12:15 – The Meaningless Life

Context:  Someone has asked Jesus to tell his brother to divide the inheritance with him.  Jesus will follow verse 15 by telling the parable of the Rich Fool who built extra storehouses for grain and then died.

Luke 12:15 – “And He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.’”

Observations:

  • Take care and be on your guard (extra emphasis)
    • Against all covetousness (greed, desire to have more)
      • For one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.

Apply:  I must be on guard against covetousness.

Prayer:  “Lord, help me to work to give my life to changing the world for Your glory and not trying to possess things in the world that ultimately are meaningless.”

Are you on your guard against covetousness?

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