Beware of Covetousness (Luke 12:13-34)

Beware of Covetousness Luke 12:13-34

Luke 12:13-34

I. The rich fool thought only of himself

    A. Selfishness shown in “aggressive pronouns” (Luke 12:16-19)
    B. Opportunities to share (Acts 2:44-45; 5:1-4; 2 Cor. 8:1-5, 12)

II. The rich fool thought only of this life

    A. Success measured by materialistic standards (Luke 12:19)
    B. “But God said…” (Luke 12:20; James 4:13-17; Galatians 6:10)
    C. Are we more concerned with the temporary or the eternal? (Luke 12:21; 12:4-5)

III. God cares for us

    A. We are valuable to Him (Luke 12:6-7; John 3:16-17; 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9)
    B. Warning against anxiety (Luke 12:22-34; 2 Thessalonians 3:10; Colossians 3:1-3)

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