Let Your Baggage Go
My text will come from Luke 12:15. And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
Things things things. So many people here in America has so much junk that they don’t need. I know I do. I have just recently cleaned out my shed and I had things I didn’t even remember having. One doesn’t realize just how much they have until you move or do a thorough cleaning out.
It was just junk that I didn’t need so I had a yard sale and sold about 300 dollars worth of stuff. I needed the money more than the junk I had. It was time to let my baggage go. It was stuff that I didn’t use or need so why keep it? I got rid of it. If you haven’t used it for 5 years there is a good chance you won’t need it the next 5 years and that includes clothing. It just becomes baggage that weighs you down and sometimes it can keep you discouraged and overwhelmed when you have a clean-up day.
In our text, the Lord Jesus Christ gives the parable of the man that had so much goods that he had to tear his barn down and build a bigger barn to put all of his junk in and then didn’t realize that he was neglecting his spiritual life for worrying with all his non-essential baggage (junk) that wouldn’t matter anyway when he died. He died that night and the Lord told him that he was not rich toward God.
Don’t let your life be overwhelmed with so much baggage (junk) that you can’t serve God. Which is more important, your baggage or the Lord?
Which do you think will matter the most after you die?
Maybe spend some time thinking about things that matter instead of things like your baggage that don’t matter.