13 Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher,
tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.’
14 But he said
to him, ‘Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over
15 And he said
to them, ‘Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of
greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of
16 Then he told
them a parable: ‘The land of a rich man produced abundantly.
17 And he thought
to himself, “What should I do, for I have no place to store
18 Then he said,
“I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger
ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
19 And I will
say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years;
relax, eat, drink, be merry.”
20 But God said
to him, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded
of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?”
21 So it is with
those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards
1 So if you have
been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ
is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 Set your minds
on things that are above, not on things that are on earth,
3 for you have
died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ
who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with
him in glory.
5 Put to death,
therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion,
evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).
6 On account
of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient.
7 These are the
ways you also once followed, when you were living that life.
8 But now you
must get rid of all such things—anger, wrath, malice, slander,
and abusive language from your mouth.
9 Do not lie to
one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with
10 and have clothed
yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge
according to the image of its creator.
11 In that renewal
there is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised,
barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all!