Bible: Luke 12:13-23

The Parable of the Rich Landowner

12:13 Then 1  someone from the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell 2  my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 12:14 But Jesus 3  said to him, “Man, 4  who made me a judge or arbitrator between you two? 5  12:15 Then 6  he said to them, “Watch out and guard yourself from 7  all types of greed, 8  because one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 12:16 He then 9  told them a parable: 10  “The land of a certain rich man produced 11  an abundant crop, 12:17 so 12  he thought to himself, 13 What should I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 14  12:18 Then 15  he said, ‘I 16  will do this: I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 12:19 And I will say to myself, 17 You have plenty of goods stored up for many years; relax, eat, drink, celebrate!”’ 12:20 But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life 18  will be demanded back from 19  you, but who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ 20  12:21 So it is with the one who stores up riches for himself, 21  but is not rich toward God.”

Exhortation Not to Worry

12:22 Then 22  Jesus 23  said to his 24  disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry 25  about your 26  life, what you will eat, or about your 27  body, what you will wear. 12:23 For there is more to life than food, and more to the body than clothing.

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