Christian Life Toolswith Jim Reed
“The Successful Failure” Luke 12:13-21 Monday, April 19, 2021
How can we be a success in this world, yet be a total failure in the eyes of God? The problem begins in how we calculate our success. If we only value our own opinion we may find ourselves succeeding, not in success, but in failure. We might see ourselves succeeding in the opinion of this world, but in God's opinion we will be successful failures. Jesus told a parable about just such a failure. The parable was about a man who was a success in his own eyes, but he was bankrupt before God. The man was on the world's pedestal, but to his surprise, the pedestal collapsed under the weight of eternal realities. God loves us and wants no one to be a successful failure. Jesus will get us on the fast-track to success according to HIS point of view. Now we must learn to obey.