And he said, this will I do
This was the resolution he came to, and which he took up, without consulting God, or asking leave of him:
I will pull down my barns, and build greater;
which was not a very wise one; for he might have let his present barns have stood, and have added new ones to them:
and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods;
he ascribes the increase of his substance to himself, and reckons them his own acquisitions, and entirely owing to his diligence and industry; and therefore calls them my fruits, and my goods; and accounts them his good things, his only good things; as worldly men place all good and happiness in outward enjoyments, having no notion of spiritual and eternal good things he determines to lay up all in his barns, for his own use and service, and nothing for God and his interest, nor any thing for the poor and their relief.