Summary: This one statement, "But God said," reveals to us the authority of God. Man has said many things which God contridicts.
Man says-"Drinking is alright...But God says.."strong drink is raging and wine is a mocker.
Man says-"Sex outside of marriage is OK....But God says..."Marriage is honorable in all and the marriage bed undefiled, but the whoremongers & adulters God will judge.
Man says-"Homosexuality is an alternate lifestyle and I am made this way...But god says.."Sodomy is an abomination and I will judge.
"THERE IS A WAY THAT SEEMETH RIGHT UNTO MAN; BUT THE END THEREFORE IS THE WAY OF DEATH." Prov. 14:12
A LOOK AT THIS MAN:
a.) A good occupation
b.) Planned for more success.
c.) He did not waste his money on riotious living.
WHY DID GOD CALL HIM A FOOL?
Fool- One without discerment; wreckless habit of mind; lacking common sense.
I. HE FORGOT ABOUT GOD: Verses 17-19
a.) He lived as if there was no God. (Psalms 14:1/53:1)
*The biggest fool is not one who does not believe in a God; Rather it is the one who believes, but lives as if God did not exist.
b.) He gave nothing to Church for God:
*20% of the members of the church carry 80% ofthe financial load.
II. HE FORGOT ABOUT ETERNITY: Verse 19
a.) The only treasures he possessed were on earth. Verse 19
b.) Was this man saved? The Bible does not say.
*If he was saved...he forgot about others.
*If he was lost....he forgot about facing God.
III. HE FORGOT ABOUT DYING: Verse 20
a.) He had his retirement planned....but God said..."THOU FOOL"