These two passages of scripture illustrate how we continually seek after possessions (stuff) and many times miss the true treasures that God wants to give us. Do you think those desires were more or less consuming in Old and New Testament times as compared to today?
If you were asked the following question, how would you answer? “If I just had ___________ I would be content?” How do you think believers in Christ would answer this question in contrast to unbelievers?
Have you ever been scolded by a parent or supervisor who called you a fool or referred to your actions as foolish? If so, how did it make you feel? Have you ever used those terms with someone and did you feel it was appropriate? Many Bibles have a heading of “Rich Fool” for the passage in Luke 12. Do you think these two words are compatible?
If someone were to ask you who was your childhood hero what would you answer? If asked today who would you say you admire? Have you ever given thought as to who might be imitating you? How might you change your life if you knew this were the case?