Scripture to Read: Luke 12:20
As we saw in yesterday’s devotion, we must guard against treasuring the stuff of this world. As we read Luke 12:20, we clearly see that God considered the man a fool for laying up his goods for many years to come. If we’re not careful, we could think that God does not want us to have any savings set aside, but that is not the point. God does want us to be wise stewards of everything He gives us. Also, having a savings keeps us from going into debt when a financial emergency arises, such as repairing a vehicle, having a medical need, or some other unexpected financial need. God called the man a fool because the man planned to sit back and do nothing but take his ease, eat, drink, and be merry. God has designed us to work, to serve, and this has been his plan from creation. We see in Genesis 2:15, “Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.” So God gave Adam a job, to take care of the garden of Eden. Work is a gift from God, and we’re to fulfill the work He has for us to do. God never designed us to simply accumulate as much stuff as we can just so we could sit back and do nothing. God created us for His purpose, and we are to carry that purpose out until the day He calls us home.
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today about work and your purpose for being here?
2. Who will you share these truths with this week?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!