The Perfect Game Plan: Premature Celebration

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Day 4

He who thinks he’s got life all figured out, needs to think again.

READ: Luke 12:15-21

It was a fight for promotion and, with the full-time scores level at 4-4, Italian teams Termeno and Dro went to penalties to decide the outcome.

Up stepped Michael Palma for the spot-kick that would keep Termeno in the contest. But his powerful shot cannoned off the bar! In shock, Palma sank to the ground while the Dro keeper Loris Angeli ran off celebrating wildly. But it wasn’t over yet. The ball was hit with such force that it spun back towards goal when it landed and slowly trickled over the line!
As someone once said, it ain’t over till it’s over. Angeli celebrated too soon.

Luke 12:15-21 is about someone who celebrated prematurely. Most of us could identify with the rich man’s retirement plan. Thinking that he had done enough to guarantee a comfortable future, he decided to celebrate and “take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry” (v.19). But Jesus points out the folly of believing that material possessions alone can set us up for life, because “life is not measured by how much you own” (v.15). Instead, He tells us never to disregard God who holds the key to our future (v.20).

Don’t celebrate your life too soon, for it ain’t over yet. The rich fool found out too late.

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