Today’s Text: Luke 12:13-21
A man approached Jesus about a financial dispute with a family member. Jesus refuses to be a part of the squabble and uses the opportunity to teach a lesson about covetousness. The parable of the Rich Fool is about a man who was materially rich but did not have a true relationship with God.
Jesus says our life does not consist in the abundance of things we possess. Several of our readings this week will remind us about the relative value of material vs spiritual things – that it is the spiritual things that really matter most.
Concerning the family dispute brought to Jesus, I suppose someone was right and someone was wrong. Why do you think Jesus refused to get involved?