“The land of a certain rich man produced an abundant crop, 17 so he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18 Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to myself, “You have plenty of goods stored up for many years; relax, eat, drink, celebrate!”’ 20 But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded back from you, but who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ 21 So it is with the one who stores up riches for himself, but is not rich toward God."
When you have more than you need you are always faced with a question. Do I give some away or do I build bigger barns (buy more stuff)?
When you have more than you need you might begin to trust in your excess...“You have plenty of goods stored up for many years; relax, eat, drink, celebrate!” You stop trusting in God to meet your needs because...well, you have met your own needs. You don't really need God.
"But God said to him, 'You fool!'"
Don't be misled. God did not call this man a fool because he acquired wealth. God did not call him a fool because he worked hard and earned more than he needed. God called him a fool because him hope was in his wealth. He "stores up riches for himself, but is not rich toward God."
Don't be foolish. It's okay to have more than you need. But make sure that you honor God with your wealth. So...what is God saying to you? What will you do about it?