Some parts of Jesus’ teaching about this lifetime which Luke places with the journey to Jerusalem are covered by Matthew in his Sermon on the Mount. Luke’s lessons on seeking treasures in heaven rather than security on earth (Luke 1: 22-34) are parallel in Matthew’s Sermon (see Mt 6:1). Others, including the parable of the rich fool, appear only in Luke (Luke 12:13-21). The message of all these teachings is the same: people should not concern themselves excessively with their material needs, but should concentrate on their spiritual development and worry about answering for themselves at the final judgment. They should not worry as much about this life as about the next.
Luke 12:13-21 (NKJV)
13 Then one from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”
14 But He said to him, “Man, who made Me a judge or an arbitrator over…
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