A Retirement Plan
A RETIREMENT PLAN
LUK 12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? 18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. 20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? 21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
1. I hope you will be interested in this sermon because our Lord Jesus has given us this wonderful story about a REAL MAN;
a. This farmer is not a wax figure
b. He is not a computer chip
c. He is not just somebody’s imagination
d. He is HUMAN STUFF. We love to talk about real folks.
2. Secondly, he was a successful man.
a. If stood talking about my failures
b. We are success worshippers.
BUT THE MASTER SAYS HE IS A FOOL!!!
1. His neighbor did not think of him that was a fool
a. The seeds he sowed pertained to material life only.
b. The seeds he sowed blocked his vision of impending death.
c. The seed he sowed destroyed his hope of eternal life.
d. He was prepared to live physically, but unprepared to live spiritually.
e. He was prepared to die financially, unprepared for death spiritually.
f. He was prepared to reap an earthly harvest, but unprepared to reap heavenly riches