Take away trust from a relationship and there isn't much left. In our country as well as other countries, trust has become scarce as partisan sides get drawn and neither values or trusts the other. I don't have the answer, but I know it involves building trust. In Broken relationships, that takes quite a bit of time and effort.
Israel broke its trust in relationship to God so often that God has about had enough, according to the prophet Hosea. Having used the husband-wife marital relationship as an analogy earlier, in ch. 11 Hosea is wrapping up a larger discussion of the parent-child relationship between God and Israel. It has been fraught with dire problems as Israel seeks to trust in its political schemes rather than turning to God and conducting itself faithfully.
Jesus gets asked in Luke 12 to settle am inheritance dispute. Wisely, he isn't touching that issue. But he does use it as a chance to speak about possessions as he renders the parable of the rich fool. Already rich, this man has a windfall harvest and wonders what to do. Rather than think of anyone but himself, and trusting that his now-mammoth will deliver him to easy street - as pictured above - something else is in coming for him.
Watch the sermon video below to discover what the English translation smooths over in vs. 20, but which rendered accurately in Greek gives a whole new meaning to the parable. Wow!