“Abundance of Things – Luke 12:15”

Jesus was often asked to intervene to help solve problems. Such was the case in Luke 12:13-15 prior to telling a parable about a rich man. A man from among the crowd asked Jesus to solve a family problem related to inheritance. Instead of answering the question, Jesus deals with the real issue which was a person’s heart in regards to greed, money, and possessions.   Essentially, Jesus asked him what is more important in life. Were money, possessions, and the things of this world most important? The problem Jesus points out is that no amount of money or possessions can truly satisfy the soul of a person. So no matter how much inheritance they received, it would never satisfy them. One reason is that man is often covetous which reflects a heart of discontentment. Being covetousness simply means we want for things we do not have.         
To explain this point better, Jesus tells a short parable in Luke 12:16-21. The parable shows that a man can have many things in this world, but be poor to God.   Are you laying up treasures on Earth while remaining poor of heavenly riches (Matthew 6:19-21)? Are you content with what the Lord has already given you (Hebrews 13:5)? Why not take time to thank the Lord for what He has already provided for you.  
 
Blessings,   Pastor Steven