Luke 12:15-25 NIV

15 Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."1

References for Luke 12:15

16 And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop.
17 He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.'
18 "Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
19 And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." '
20 "But God said to him, 'You fool!2 This very night your life will be demanded from you.3 Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself ?'4

References for Luke 12:20

21 "This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God."5

References for Luke 12:21

      Do Not Worry

      12:22-31pp -- Mt 6:25-33

      22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.

      References for Luke 12:22

          23 Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.
          24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them.6 And how much more valuable you are than birds!

          References for Luke 12:24

          25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his lifea ?

          References for Luke 12:25

            • b 12:25 - Or "single cubit to his height"