The Rich Fool – Luke 12:13-21 CG Curriculum
The Book of Luke
Perhaps because of Jesus’ constant insistence on justice (11:42), a person from the crowd asked him to arbitrate a dispute. Instead of addressing the injustice, Jesus exposed the greedy motives of the man and revealed God’s perspective on the foolishness of greed. The simple parable Jesus told describes a person who is solely concerned with himself – his welfare, pleasure, and security. He possessed no gratitude towards God or a willingness to share with those less fortunate. His ingratitude invoked God’s anger and led to the man’s downfall.
Written By: Luke, a Gentile physician and missionary companion of Paul
Primary Audience: Addressed to Theophilus, but intended for all believers
Date: Between AD 60 and 80
Theme: Luke presents Jesus as the Messiah and Lord whose life, death and resurrection make salvation available to all people everywhere.
Context of Luke Chapter 12
Barton, Bruce B., Grant R. Osborne, David Veerman, and Linda Chaffee Taylor. Luke: Life Application Bible Commentary. Seoul: Scripture Union, 2003. Print.
READ, DISCUSS & EXAMINE
What is going on in the passage?
What are the circumstances that Luke is addressing in these passages?
Does the writer mention anything that might indicate his purpose or intent?
Through Luke’s writing, how does Jesus want the people in the passage to respond?
When it comes to these passages what does Luke want us to understand when looking at these passages?
After reading these verses apply then to you and the group
What does God want us to take away from these passages?
How will we live differently and be different today because of what we have studied in these passages?
What in our lives need to change in light of the Truth of God’s Word?
Pray through the passage and your application, asking God to change your heart and to change your life. Based on the time you’ve spent together in God’s Word.