It has nothing to do with need

I was in line for my second bowl of soup at lunch today and I made the statement, “I don’t need this but it sure is good”. It reminded me that most of what I have is “want” and not “need”. It reminded me of the scripture that talks about tearing down the smaller barns to build bigger ones.

Luke 12: 16-21

 16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ 18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ 20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’

21 “This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.”

The Holy Bible : New International Version. Grand Rapids : Zondervan, 1996, c1984, S. Lk 12:16-21

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