Luke uniquely indicated that Jesus said that this rich farmer made a decision. He said to himself that he knew what he was going to do (καὶ εἶπεν Τοῦτο ποιήσω). He would tear down his barns (καθελῶ μου τὰς ἀποθήκας). Then he would build larger ones (καὶ μείζονας οἰκοδομήσω). Thus, he would be able to store all his grain and goods there (καὶ συνάξω ἐκεῖ πάντα τὸν σῖτον καὶ τὰ ἀγαθά μου). This rich man made a decision to build a bigger barn, but also tear down his old barn and buildings. He would remodel all his farm buildings. Then he would have a good place to store his grain and all his possessions. Have you thought about building a bigger house?
Ephraim and Judah saw that they were not in a good place, since they were sick and wounded. King Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria had taken over the northern half of Israel. Then the king of Israel, King Pekah (737-732 BCE) made an alliance with the king of Aram, the area around Damascus, or southern Syria. However, this did not help. Therefore, Yahweh was going to be a lion against Ephraim, and a young lion against Judah. Meanwhile, Yahweh was going to tear himself away. He was not going to rescue them.