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Set Him Straight
by PamFord Davis
9/13/2012 / Devotionals
Once upon a time, there was a wealthy farmer. He grew a bumper crop, was blessed but failed to give thanksgiving to God. He had a miser's heart and a "me, myself and I" attitude. Instead of counting his blessings, he counted barns.
"He thought to himself, 'What will I do? I have no place to keep all my crops.' Then he said, 'I know what I will do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger barns! I will put all my wheat and good things together in my new barns (Luke 12:17-18 ERV)."
The desire to store away more and more consumed him. "Then I can say to myself, I have many good things stored. I have saved enough for many years. Rest, eat, drink, and enjoy life (Luke 12:19 ERV)!"
He thought he was making a wise decision. God set him straight! "Foolish man! Tonight you will die. So what about the things you prepared for yourself? Who will get those things now (Luke 12:20b)?" He thought he was preparing for his future. He wouldn't see daybreak.
Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth's The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter. http://www.pamforddavis.com
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