“Be Ready to Share”
I am told that as a toddler, I did not like to share. If someone wanted to use something I was playing with, instead of sharing I would throw it across the room. I was told I broke some nice toys because of my temper.
You are invited to read the following verses.
13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”
14 Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?”
15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop.
17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’
18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” ‘
20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’
21 “This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.”
Perhaps if Christ had not intervened in my life, I would be in the same boat as this rich man.
Instead of sharing he was looking forward to quitting work and enjoying life.
We probably all look forward to the day we can retire and take lie a little easier. However, we should still be ready to share.
I am not saying one has to give all their money away, but we can all spare some money and the Lord has this great ability to bless what we give that it becomes more.
As we save and plan for the future, may we always remember the truth hinted at in verse 20?
When we die, we are not taking any of this with us.
Be ready to use what the Lord has blessed us with for the Lord God and His glory. Amen