Have you ever done or said anything foolish or heard someone call another person a fool? The Bible says in Psalm 14:1 “The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
Jesus told a parable about a man who was called a fool by God (Luke 12:16-21). What made him foolish is not the fact that he built bigger barns to store his abundant harvest (vv.16-18). It would have been more foolish of him to leave it out in the fields where inclement weather would spoil it. Nor was he foolish because of his thought that this unexpected windfall was enough to last him a long time (v.19). After all, we are urged to follow the example of the ant in “storing up” the harvest (Prov. 6:6-8). What made the man foolish? He left God out of the picture. He was called a fool because he failed to realize that his life was in God’s hands. While he was planning carefully for his comfortable life on earth, he failed to plan for eternity and store up treasures in heaven (Matt. 6:20). If you don’t want to end your life as a fool, please include God in your plans for everlasting life.
Live and be a blessing!