RE Verse reading–Luke 12:13-21, 16:19-31, James 5:1-6 (day seven) As we near the end of our summer series on generosity, our task is to learn the lessons the Lord has for us in these terrible, poignant stories. No one in this present generation can listen to Christ (His words re. money and its use) without some concern that we, ourselves, have fallen into the very trap He warned us away from. The rich man (Luke 16) is not in hell because he starved Lazarus to death. However, his insensitivity to the needs of those around him, his selfish and habitual indulgence, and his laziness toward the scripture and its instruction should have been sufficient warning that his heart was not right toward God. He had many compelling indicators. Ignoring what the Spirit was telling him, this man stood, eventually, without excuse before the God who gave him life. May the Lord help us all to escape the same fate. We have been warned.