Re:Verse passage – Luke 12:13-21 (day six)
I find myself thinking about money a lot. Mostly out of necessity, I guess, mixed with a smattering of anxiety and insecurity. I imagine greed is always lurking just around the bend. Isn’t that true of all of us? Or is it just me?
The stuff we have, whether in abundance or not, is where are hearts are most inclined to get dirty (greed has no prejudice):
I wonder what it would be like to never worry about bills, debt, security funds, college tuition, retirement? What if I just had store houses full of cash? Or just 0.00001 percent of Jeff Bezo’s wealth? I would never have a care in the world. I could rest secure; take care of all my needs, and do whatever I pleased.
That’s precisely why Jesus says, “Watch out for every kind of greed!” It will swallow you hole if you are not careful.
Here’s the thing, Jesus cares little about how much money I have, but cares a lot about what I treasure. Our treasure is a matter of life and death. For me, because I have to think about money so often, I also have to seriously consider what I treasure most…all the time. Isn’t that true of all of us? Or is it just me?