Someone in the crowd said Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” Then He said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions” (Photo by Pixabay).
He then told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’
“Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’
“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God” (Luke 12:13-21).
Let’s look at both the Parable of the Rich Fool and the Biblical story of Joseph. They both build storehouses, however, the rich fool builds for his own pleasure while Joseph builds for the survival of the individual, the community, and future generations.
Joseph wasn’t advocating a socialistic or communistic system. Instead, he implemented a plan whereby the individual farmer would be incentivized to save (for himself first), placing that savings in a community storehouse where he would be first in line to withdraw what he needed. He would earn interest on his “savings” and would also share in the community’s profits when those savings were loaned out or sold.
Joseph’s plan enabled the individual farmer as well as like-minded farmers to thrive. It also strengthened the land of Egypt, as well as future generations. Everyone had an equal opportunity to participate. Those who did not contribute to the storehouse could stand at the end of the line to buy its surplus, however, they weren’t “entitled” to its benefits just because they lived in the community.
The rich fool was about self-indulgence. Joseph’s plan was a grassroots revolution designed to enrich self, the community, and future generations. There was no desire to covet thy neighbors’ goods nor did anyone feel the need to picket or protest because each was given the same opportunity.
The rich fool desires wealth so that he can take life easy, eat, drink and be merry. Those who create a storehouse of wealth so that they can service others while also leaving a legacy for their future generations are wise beyond their years.
Life is learning from the parable of the rich fool. Ask yourself: what’s in your heart? Self-indulgence or to create wealth to be the salt and light that flavors and illuminates the sphere in which you are destined to occupy?
**I am going to go full throttle into explaining the Infinite Banking System (IBC). I am going to build my case as I go so I won’t be repeating myself. You will have to keep up with me (and keep studying) if you plan on making this journey with me.
**Throughout the entirety of our journey, our goal is to recapture debt. To accomplish this task we must begin with a paradigm shift in our thinking. Instead of giving our hard-earned money to banks and financial institutions who use our money to gain wealth for themselves, we will bring our hard-earned into our own storehouse (becoming our own bankers) so that we can create our own wealth! This storehouse is a dividend-paying (participating) whole life (permanent) insurance policy set up properly (customized) by an Infinite Banking Concept-oriented broker through a reputable mutual life insurance company.