Misplaced Treasure – A Personal Worship Guide
Monday: How is God calling you to personally apply Jesus’ caution in Luke 12:15? Confess to the Lord the specific ways that you have struggled with covetousness. which is a desire to acquire more and more material possessions or to possess more than other people have, irrespective of need.
Tuesday: Our passage sets forth two types of fools. One is rich (vv.16-21). The other is poor (vv.22-31). What miscalculations did the rich farmer make? From Jesus’ teaching on worry, what miscalculations might the poor disciples make? With which do you identify the most?
Wednesday: If life doesn’t consist of the abundance of our possessions, what does it consist of? How would you answer this question biblically? See John 6:27; 8:12; 10:10; 17:3-4; Acts 20:24.
Thursday: Listen again to the soliloquy of the rich farmer in vv.17-19. What effect had his wealth had on him? Upon what was he centered? What was his focus? How does becoming a Christian change all this? How does it change the pronouns that we use? Recall and pray slowly through the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 and ask: How would we live differently if our focus was “we, our, and us” rather than “I, me, and mine”?
Friday: Part of the cure for misplaced treasure is to recall your true identity. According to Jesus’ words in Luke 12:30-32, who are you? How does He describe us? Three ways. What is the corresponding role of our God?
Saturday: What are you fearing to lose that you can’t keep? Lay it down at the feet of Jesus! There are two basic approaches to possessions in our text: Storing and getting (v.18) vs. Selling and giving (v.33).