The Man God Called a Fool

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #31 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT — Luke 12:15-21: “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

We should not lightly call someone a fool. Jesus warned against this in Matthew 5:22 when He said, “whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.” But I believe it is safe for us to say that the man described in this passage was a fool, because God called him a fool. Today, I want to give you four reasons why God called this man a fool.

1. First, this man was concerned only with things

2. Second, this man thought things would satisfy his soul

3. Third, this man planned for time and not eternity

4. This man thought he had plenty of time

+ Plus, listen to Hillsong singing “Worthy is the Lamb” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

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