July 31, 2022 | Luke 12:13-21



Bible Study – Luke 12:13-21


Mark Twain once defined civilization as “a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.” How does this relate to what Jesus is teaching in this passage?


Why wouldn’t Jesus consent to being a judge or arbitrator for the man who asked him to speak to his brother about their inheritance? Exodus 2:14


What is greed, and what does “all covetousness” suggest? Ephesians 5:5; Colossians 3:5


Why are Jesus’s words about money so appropriate for our generation today? What does Jesus mean when He says, “For where your treasure is there your heart will be also”?


Jesus said, “one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Think outside the box. What is he really saying? 1 Timothy 6:6-11; Hebrews 13:5


Why do you think the rich are seen in more of a negative light in some parts of Scripture? Is it a sin to be rich? Psalm 49:16-20


Does verse 17 speak of greed? Explain Ecclesiastes 5:10 How does verse 18 help us answer the question?


What does it mean to speak to one’s soul? Verse 19


“Relax, eat, drink and be merry” Isn’t that what were all hoping for some day? Is this bad? Ecclesiastes 2:24, 11:9; 1 Corinthians 15:23, 32


What made the rich man a fool? What was his primary error? Jeremiah 17:11; Matthew 16:26


Is it more likely for a poor man or a rich man to become greedy? Why do you say that?


How much is enough? At what point do we violate Jesus’ point about not laying up treasure for ourselves?


How do you define luxury in light of the world’s poor?


Are things like insurance and investments opposed to trusting in God and seeking first His kingdom?


How does one become rich towards God? Verse 21; 1 Timothy 6:17-19


Do you have any items that are “stored in barns” that you could give away, or invest in God’s kingdom this week?