My blog today is taken right out of The Book of Life. If you are looking for answers to how to deal with life’s challenges – I guarantee you…you can find any and everything about life in the BIBLE. There are many interesting stories rich in wisdom buried within the chapters of this Best Seller.
Today’s blog is about – The Greedy Farmer
“Someone out of the crowd said, “Teacher, order my brother to give me a fair share of the family inheritance.” He replied, “Mister, what makes you think it’s any of my business to be a judge or mediator for you?” Speaking to the people, he went on,
“Take care! Protect yourself against the least bit of greed. Life is not defined by what you have, even when you have a lot.”
Then he told them this story: “The farm of a certain rich man produced a terrific crop. He talked to himself: ‘What can I do? My barn isn’t big enough for this harvest.’ Then he said, ‘Here’s what I’ll do: I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll gather in all my grain and goods, and I’ll say to myself, Self, you’ve done well! You’ve got it made and can now retire. Take it easy and have the time of your life!
“Just then God showed up and said, ‘Fool! Tonight you die. And your barnful of goods—who gets it?’
“That’s what happens when you fill your barn with Self and not with God.” Luke 12:13-21 MSG
Moral of the Greedy Farmer – Life doesn’t consist of how many things you possess, own, or have the title to. WHEN you die, not IF you die – whose shall all these things be? We can find ourselves fighting each other, hoarding and accumulating stuff that many times may cost us losing longtime relationships and friendships. Many wealthy men and women have died in very lonely hotel rooms or lying in hospital beds without family or friends around. Then whose shall all these things be?
It must be very sorrowful to come to terms on your dying bed that life was really all about healthy relationships, and never about the abundance of things we posses.