“Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
Luke 12:15 (ESV)
I wonder have you ever got caught in a bad investment? I studied Property Investment and Development at the University of Ulster and when I started in 2007 property prices were soaring but we all know what happened then!
Over Easter I got the chance to go to Spain on holiday which was great! However, one night Vicky and I drove through a golf resort close to where we were staying. The villas were expensive, costing anything from half a million up – or at least they had been! Things had not gone as planned, the golf club had now closed. There was the odd villa with people living in it, but the majority had never reached completion and sat idle with grass growing out the windows. As you looked down the streets there were only a handful of cars and a few lonely children walking around. To be honest, it was a bit creepy.
For those who had invested, for now at least they were stuck. Prices had plummeted!
I wonder have you ever got caught in a bad investment?
Jesus talks about investing in Luke 12v13-21. Take time to read it.
Some things in life are more important than possessions and stuff!
We can’t tell if this individual had a just complaint or not. Did they deserve the inheritance? We don’t know, but we do know that for this individual, a share of the inheritance was more important than his relationship with his brother.
As I read this passage I was struck by my investment into things of great value: relationships. Firstly with God and secondly with others. What about you, what are you investing in?
E3 Fermanagh Schools Worker