The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleLuke 12:17
And, he thought within himself…
thoughts they were; he did not think of God, or that there was one,
and much less that he was the author, of all his outward prosperity
and plenty; and was still further off of thinking of returning thanks
to God for it: or of asking counsel of him, what he should do with
it; but he consults himself only, and thought only within, and for
himself; and not at all of his poor neighbours, or for the good of
others; nor did he think even of his own soul, but altogether about
his worldly substance:
saying, what shall I do?
he does not say what shall I do for God?
for his interest service, and glory? for the poor, the hungry, and
thirsty, and naked? or for my own soul, that that may be eternally
saved? but what shall I do with my goods?
because I have no room where to bestow my fruits:
he had gathered
in his harvest, and filled his barns as full as they could hold, so
that they had no room for more; and yet had still an abundance to lay
up, and about which he was anxiously concerned; not thinking of the
empty bellies, barns, and houses of the poor, where he might have