The ambitious fool. Jesus told the story of a successful farmer who said, '...I will pull down my barns, and build greater...' (Luke 12:18 NKJV). Evidently he was a good businessman and planner. But then he said: 'I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry." But God said to him, "Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?" So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God' (Luke 20:19-21 NKJV).
This man had a plan for time, but none for eternity. He thought about himself, but not God. He paid attention to his body, but not his soul. It's said that the average body has enough phosphorus to make 800,000 match heads, enough sugar to go into 60 cubes, enough salt to cover 20 spoons, and enough iron to make about ten dollars' worth of nails. The rest is just dust and water. When you pamper, promote and protect the part of you that will only live 70 or 80 years and neglect the part of you that will live on in either Heaven or hell, God says you're a fool. This man told himself he had 'many years' but God said, 'This night your soul will be required of you.' Don't you realise that an accident, a blocked artery, a stray bullet, a plane with engine failure or a drunk driver could take you out in an instant?
Wise up! The question is not will you die, but when? And are you ready to stand before God?
I had another amazing sleep overnight. I have come to the conclusion this morning that i need to go a night without sleep every once in awhile. I did not sleep at all on Wednesday night because i was so angry, upset, and worried. Thursday and Friday nights it was like i was in catch up mode. Both nights i have managed 8 hours of completely unbroken sleep and woken up feeling fantastic.
I am looking out my bedroom window at the weather right now and trying to decide if it is a nice enough day to head to the beach to climb around the rocks with T and the tribe.
T is busy hunting around his section for a fruit fly at the moment. He is cracking me up with his - "we are under quarantine!" - drama. I told him he will be ok to leave his home as long as he leaves his fruit behind.
He is desperately trying to catch one so he can get on the news. That way when his name is searched in google - T Pays High Price for Fruit fly - will come up!
Ahhh that man cracks me up.
I. Love. Him.