Money can have a curious grip on us. A craving for stuff can distort priorities and leave us with an insatiable desire for more. It happened to a guy in a story that Jesus told. He was an entrepreneur who planned carefully and focused his attention on increasing his accumulation. But he failed to plan for the one eventuality that touches all of us. What was it that he failed to recognize? Jesus said a LOT about money in His teaching. Through this parable, Jesus makes it clear that in the Kingdom of God, the “bottom line” is substantially distinct from Wall Street’s bottom line. Through His life and teaching, Jesus mercifully warns us about subtle captivity to stuff, and points us instead to true riches.
Pastor Tim Haugen