“ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself? This is how it will be with whoever stores of things for themselves, but is not rich toward God.” Luke 12:20-21
The folly of the fool was that he thought, his material possessions, (college degrees/diplomas, connections and acquaintances, etc.) would provide him with security and life. Such a person chooses to rely on the world rather than on God. God’s reaction reveals three things: God is the righteous judge over people; He knows exactly what goes on in the hearts and lives of his people; and He calls everyone to account . It’s one thing if the world sees us as a fool, but it’s something else if God calls us one. People judge according to their own preferences, for God judges in truth.
We must evaluate our lives. Do we also put our trust in materialism? We need to change our lives while we still can. This warning carries a generous measure of mercy and grace with it. God doesn’t want to catch us off guard.
Baseball: Baseball History on Dec 7
1939 – Lou Gehrig, age 36, is elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Gehrig, whose illness forced an end his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played, hit 493 home runs and batted .340 over his career. He is the first player to have the existing rule waived that required a player to be retired one year before he could be elected.
Tora Tora Tora reminds us how the course of U.S. history was changed on December 7th, 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. LEST WE FORGET!