One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. Proverbs 13:7, New International Version
It is said that in China there are three sets of books. One set you show the tax man at tax time that shows you are poor.
One set you show people who want to invest in your company that says you are rich. In reality they are no where near that wealthy.
Next they have a set of book that states that they are one step from bankruptcy. Again it i a lie. They are doing okay but do not want to pay the taxes.
How many times do we see rich people who claim to be poor and bankrupt to cheat investors out of money?
In reality they have tons of money stashed off shore and life like kings while laughing at the suckers they fooled.
At the opposite end of the scale, how many times do wee see poor people pretending to be rich (another phrase may be “Keeping up with the Jones’” Just out of curiosity, who are these Jones’ anyway? I have never met them, have you?) They strut around like they are so haughty and pretend to be wealthy but in reality they are in debt up to their eyeballs playing this stupid game.
It is not the fact that a person has riches that keeps them from heaven, but the fact that riches have them. Dr. Caird
Then lastly there is the real set of books which states how much the man or woman is really worth. That one they try to hide.
My motto is “who are you that I have to impress you?
This is me, if you like me let’s be friends, if you don’t like me let’s try to get along in spite of our differences.”
Now we all want and need attention sometimes, but let’s be wise, not stupid.
If you pretend to be something you are not, when the truth is discovered you will be the laughing stock and will be humiliated.
On the other side of the coin is Jesus. He says: “Come as you are, warts and all. I will love you.”
Speaking from experience I can assure you that no earthly relationship can even begin to compare to the exhilarating and awesome relationship Jesus has to offer and will give to any and all who accept Him.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1 New Living Translation
Prayer: Thank you Jesus Emet (God of truth) for blessing me with the wisdom and integrity to live the life of truth. You, Jehovah and the Holy Spirit are the only ones I desire to impress.
The gift of love, the gift of joy, the gift of peace, these are the greatest gifts that can be given. They are given in abundance to all those in Christs family by our Heavenly loving Father. May you be blessed with plentiful opportunities to share these with those around you today. Joseph a son of Jehovah
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