Jesus tells a parable about a farmer who got a bumper crop. He built bigger barns to store it so he could retire.
He felt good about his stuff, and good about his plans for the future with his stuff.
He took credit for his work. “I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all MY fruits and MY goods.”
It was his! And he was going to use it on himself. He truly felt it was his because he earned it.
Interestingly, the parable earlier showed why the guy had a bumper crop: “The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully.”
His success was not attributed to his hard work, his great farming skills, his diligent weeding, nor his genetically modified seeds.
It was attributed to something beyond his control. The ground got the credit.
He thought he…
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