RE Verse reading–Luke 12:13-21, 16:19-31, James 5:1-6 (day two) “And God said to him, ‘You fool!” (12:20) It is a strangely offensive word to us. Fool. Slightly less so in the scripture. It translates the word moros (note our word moron) and refers to a person who is “dull or illogical” re. moral or spiritual truth– a person making serious and avoidable mistakes. Proverbs 14:1 describes the kind of fool who says there is NO God. Jesus in Luke 12 describes the kind who says that money IS a god. The Lord often talked about the deceitfulness of riches. (Read Mark 4:19) He pictures money as whispering (shouting?) a promise that if we accumulate enough of it then we can rest. The man is Jesus’ story seems to have believed this lie. “And I will say to my soul. . .you have ample goods. . .relax. . .be merry!” (12:19) Most of us have known enough lotto winners to know better. Only a fool believes that money buys contentment.