A tax assessor came one day to a poor preacher to determine the amount of taxes
the preacher would have to pay.
The following conversation took place: "What
property do you possess?" asked the assessor.
"I am a very wealthy man," replied the preacher.
"List your possessions, please," the assessor instructed.
The preacher said:
"First, I have everlasting life, John 3:16
Second, I have a mansion in heaven, John 14:2
Third, I have peace that passes all understanding, Philippians 4:7
Fourth, I have joy unspeakable, 1 Peter 1:8
Fifth, I have divine love which never fails, 1Corinthians 13:8
Sixth, I have a faithful, pious wife, Proverbs 31:10
Seventh, I have healthy, happy obedient children, Exodus 20:12
Eighth, I have true, loyal friends, Proverbs 18:24
Ninth, I have songs in the night, Psalms 42:8
Tenth, I have a crown of life, James 1:12
The tax assessor closed his book, and said, "Truly you are a very rich man,
but your property is not subject to taxation."
I pray that all of us will have this kind of tax free "wealth."
Have a richly blessed day!
"The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness
will be quietness and confidence forever." Isaiah 32:17