The Words of Jesus #17

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This entry is part 17 of 47 in the series The Words of Jesus

Imagine for a moment that you and your family go out to a movie one night and when you come home, your house has burned to the ground. I know, it would be a terrible loss. You would all shed a lot of tears. It would be horrible. But assuming you had your house properly insured, have you ever considered how free you would be the next morning?

The insurance will pay off the mortgage and give you some cash in hand. You don’t have to clean out the garage today as you had planned to do. You don’t have to worry about ironing the clothes that had backed up on you. The list of repairs you had to do around the house burned up with the house. We rarely consider what a burden our stuff can become, how complicated our possessions make our lives.

And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Luke 12:13–15
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Ronald L. Dart

Ronald L. Dart (1934–2016) — People around the world have come to appreciate his easy style, non-combative approach to explaining the Bible, and the personal, almost one-on-one method of explaining what’s going on in the world in the light of the Bible. After retiring from teaching and church administration in 1995 he started Christian Educational Ministries and the Born to Win radio program.

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