I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones. (Luke 12:18 KJV)
As I traveled to work each day I passed by an unifinshed construction project. The builder planned a bowling alley but funds ran out; he never finished the building. The biuilding served no useful purpose.
As I began my college career, I attended my college's Christian Fellowship group. One day our speaker talked about another kind of construction. With a thick British accent he recounted for us the story recorded in Luke 12. He told how this farmer accumulated great material wealth. Then he decided to tear down his barns, boasting he would build bigger ones. During this stage of his unfinished reconstruction God appeared to him and said, “Fool, this night your soul will be require of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided? So is he who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God,” (Luke 12:20-21)
Our British lecturer reminded me as a freshman that I had four years of college ahead. Would my planning include Bible studies, prayer, fellowship with other Christians, attending in a local church, and sharing my faith with others? Or would I concentrate on selfish pleasure and personal gain?
My life is a mighty structure.
I add new bricks every day.
Will the material of which it’s made
Be rich in God’s holy way.
Old proverb "He who fails to plan, plans to fail"