(Luke 12:16-21)

Who is guarding you?

What are you guardians of?

We all have something to guard in this world.

We guard/protect the things that we believe are valuable to us, those things that are considered our treasures: we protect our children, our grand-children, our spouses and our family members as best we can.

Guard dogs, alarm systems or some form of protection is a constant in our lives to keep watch over our property and our possessions – even neighbors keep a watchful eye over each other’s property.

The alarm clock is pre-set to alert us as to how to guard our time, especially towards important appointments. God has also admonished believers to redeem the time (Ephesians 5:6), He told Timothy to guard the faith (1 Timothy 6:20) and be watchful in all things (2 Timothy 4:5a).

Even in the Garden of Eden, after man was driven from the garden, the Lord posted cherubim at the east and a flaming sword which turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life (Genesis 3:24).

God was guarding the sanctity of the tree of life in the garden; for if man had taken from the tree of life like he had done from the tree of good and evil could you image what would have happened? Oh my! That’s another topic.

With that being said, I must ask, “Who is the guardian of your soul?”  What did you think this article was about, guarding your earthly possessions?  Not at all!  There are storage units that are making a “killing” storing all of peoples’ stuff.  The “stuff” that we all have to die and leave…yes, that stuff!

Every time I see a new storage unit open, I am reminded by the Holy Spirit of the story in Luke 12: 16-21, The Parable of the “Rich Man”.

You’ll notice that he had no room to store the abundance of crops and goods.  Therefore, He said to himself, he pondered over this dilemma – What should I do?   He had an idea, aha!  I know what I’ll do, I’ll tear down the barns I already have because they are way too small for my abundant harvest and I’ll build bigger  barns to store my goods.  The parable goes on to say, he spoke to his soul saying, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink and be merry.”

What he didn’t realize is his soul was to be required of him that same very night.  What good was all the “stuff” he stored up for the future?  He thought he was on easy street, He had everything he thought he needed but, he forgot about his soul.

Does this story sound familiar to you?  What are you storing up?

Are you storing up treasures on the earth where moth and rust can destroy and where thieves can break in and steal or treasures for the heavens, where neither moth nor rust can destroy and where thieves cannot break in and steal? (Matthew 6: 19-20).

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:21).

The Preacher, the wisest man who ever lived, Solomon says in Ecclesiastes 1:2Vanity of vanities, all is vanity”.

Just like the rich man in the parable that Jesus told to his followers, many are storing up the things of this world without any thought of their soul(s).

The apostle Paul says in Colossians 3: 1-2

…seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.

Set your minds on things above, not on things on the earth.

My dearly beloved friends, saying “yes” to Christ is the greatest decision you could ever make in this life.  I am urging you and pleading with you! Don’t wait for tomorrow as it is not promised.

Let God be the guardian of your soul.

What if your “soul” is required of you this night, where would you be spending eternity? Keep in mind that there are two spirits in this world, the Holy Spirit and the spirit of Satan.  Whom are you serving?  If it is not God it has to be Satan by default.

I’ll leave these questions with you:

  • Are you rich in earthy possessions that will be destroyed or are you rich in spiritual blessings?
  • Who is the guardian of your soul?

Things to ponder:

…now (today) is the day of salvation… 2 Corinthians 6: 2b

…that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in your heart that that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10: 9 and 10

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures…1 Corinthians 15: 3 and 4

…Today, if you will hear His voice.  Do not harden your hearts…” Hebrews 3: 15

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.

All the glory belongs to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  Amen

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