13 And someone from the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me."
14 But he said to him, "Man, who has appointed me as judge or arbitrator over you?"
15 So he said to them: "Be cautious and wary of all avarice. For a person's life is not found in the abundance of the things that he possesses."
16 Then he spoke to them using a comparison, saying: "The fertile land of a certain wealthy man produced crops.
17 And he thought within himself, saying: 'What should I do? For I have nowhere to gather together my crops.'
18 And he said: 'This is what I will do. I will tear down my barns and build larger ones. And into these, I will gather all the things that have been grown for me, as well as my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul: Soul, you have many goods, stored up for many years. Relax, eat, drink, and be cheerful.'
20 But God said to him: 'Foolish one, this very night they require your soul of you. To whom, then, will those things belong, which you have prepared?'
21 So it is with him who stores up for himself, and is not wealthy with God."
Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11
1 Therefore, if you have risen together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
2 Consider the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth.
3 For you have died, and so your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
5 Therefore, mortify your body, while it is upon the earth. For because of fornication, impurity, lust, evil desires, and avarice, which are a kind of service to idols,
9 Do not lie to one another. Strip yourselves of the old man, with his deeds,
10 and clothe yourself with the new man, who has been renewed by knowledge, in accord with the image of the One who created him,
11 where there is neither Gentile nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian nor Scythian, servant nor free. Instead, Christ is everything, in everyone.
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