The Rich Fool
by Berni Dymet
Matt. 6:19,20 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.
We all love to have stuff. I had a car once - years ago - it cost an absolute bomb. But it was so nice. Rich burgundy on the outside - and the softest leather you've ever felt on the inside. I still remember sitting inside it when I took delivery, just drinking it all in ... the smell of the leather was intoxicating.
A few years later, the car was hit by a huge thunderstorm. You should have seen it - that smooth, burgundy exterior was absolutely covered in hail damage. And even after they fixed it - the back door leaked when it rained.
By now - that car is in a wrecking yard somewhere - remember, it cost me a small fortune. Nice things are … well, nice. But they don't last. And if we let them - our possessions end up possessing us.
Eventually I figured out -I wanted something … something more, something that would last, something that would fill me up.
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