A tax officer came one day to a poor Christian to determine the amount of taxes he would have to pay. The following conversation took place: "What property do you possess?" asked the assessor.
"I am a very weathly man," replied the Christian.
"List your possessions, please," the assessor instructed.
The Christian replied:
First, I have everlasting life, John 3:16
Second, I have a mansion in heaven, John 14:2
Third, I have a perfect conscience & 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, 1 Corinthians 13:8
Sixth, I have a faithful 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 a song 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."
This is what it means to be rich . . .
Rich with the blessings of our Almighty God
(not worldly riches).
Blessed be His name forever.