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An aged Christian man was called upon by the Tax Assessor to see what he should pay. The Christian said, “I am a very wealthy man,” whereupon the Assessor asked him to list his possessions. He did as follows:

1. I have remission of sins (Acts 2:38).

2. I have a mansion in Heaven (John 14:2).

3. I have a peace that passeth understanding (Phil. 4:7).

4. I have a joy unspeakable (I Peter 1:8).

5. I have divine love that never faileth (1 Corinthians 13:8).

6. I have songs in the night (Psalm 42:8).

7. I have a faithful wife (Proverbs 31:10).

8. I have devoted children (Exodus 20:12).

9. I have true, loyal friends (Proverbs 18:2).

10. I have a crown of life (Revelations 2:10).

11. I have Jesus Christ who supplies all my needs freely (Phil 4:19).

Whereupon the Assessor, said, “you are truly a wealthy man, but do you know that I cannot tax you a single item you have mentioned? You have possessions that give 100% profit.” Are you this rich? You can be this very day, if you will obey the Lord and serve him.


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