A Hymn–and a Parable

I’d never heard this song before–which is one of the reasons I like my readers to request hymns–Jesus is All I Need, sung by Michael Combs: and thank you, Joyce, for requesting it.

The lyrics brought to mind a parable. I’ll give you the whole parable here, from Luke 12:16-21.

“The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

“And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou has much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

“But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

“So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”


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