There’s a story that Jesus told in Luke 12:13-21 about a person that God calls a fool. So what made him a fool? In this story, we will discover several things.He owned possession, but this didn’t make him a fool, God owns the earth. The Bible gives each of us the right to ownership.
He saved what he had, but this didn’t make him a fool. God saves everything, every drop of water, every grain of sand. Jesus encouraged savings. He fed over five thousand people and saved all the leftovers.
He was rich, but this didn’t make him a fool. Jesus never condemned money, only those whose wealth had them.
He built for his retirement, but this also didn’t make him a fool. Joseph in the Old Testament stored for the future. We are told in the book of Proverbs to leave an inheritance to our grandchildren.
So, why was he a fool? In the story, he used the words “my” and “I” over six times. Instead of gratitude he only had pride. Instead of an obligation towards others, he only thought of himself! Why was he a fool? He believed the future belonged to him; he was ready for a time but not for eternity. Listen, a fool is a person who is wise too late!!