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Parables Of Jesus Christ: The Rich Fool
A question from a disciple of Jesus Christ:
"12:13 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
Then, the Messiah's parable of the rich fool:
"12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 12:17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also"
Dedicating one's life to "The Almighty Dollar" is a worthless substitute for giving one's life to The Almighty God, but poverty is no substitute for righteousness either (see the Fact Finder question below). Christ taught His people to obey God, first, foremost, always - and all worldly necessities would be provided as well, by one's own obedient-to-God effort. For example, those who truly obey the Fourth Commandment obey both parts of it - they observe the LORD's Sabbath Day of rest, after working for the six work days of the week to earn that rest, and a living i.e. "20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God" (Exodus 20:9-10 KJV). That's the point of "12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 12:31 KJV).
"12:22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 12:23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 12:24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? 12:25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 12:26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?