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Which Book Are You Showing?

the devious reward

 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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I am Rich, I am Poor


 But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today. Deuteronomy 8:11 New Living Translation Bible

I am rich, I am poor.

That pretty much sums up my life.

When the times were materially good my spiritual relationship with Jehovah was as cool as a corpse. The funny thing is though that even though I was living a life of comfort and ease there was something missing. I could not put my finger on it.

Then, when the good times came to an end and the material hard times came I found I was close to Jehovah spiritually.

From a lot of experience I greatly prefer the spiritual wealth over the material ones.

There is a saying that when the times are good the church is empty but when the times are hard the church is full.

Why wait for the hard times when you can be blessed with a daily close loving obedient relationship with Jehovah. Then when the hard times come, they are not so hard because of your closeness with Jehovah.

When we arrogantly turn our back on Jehovahs commands, decrees and regulations we pay a very severe price for it. Just read the history books of any country to confirm it.

I have found that this verse is oh so very true to be blessed with a contented, grateful life:

Give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. Proverbs 30:8 New Living Translation Bible

“We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.” Dwight L. Moody

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El SIMCHAH GIYL (God my Exceeding Joy) for the most wonderful of gifts and that is the never ending joy that comes from nurturing an eternal loving relationship with You. I revere You in the name of He who brings me ecstatic joy when in His wonderful presence Jesus Christ. Amen

May you be blessed with peace and joy every day.

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Think Up There.


Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3: 2 New International Version

There are only two ways of thinking: down here and up there.

Down here refers to absorbing ourselves in earthly delights like a new house, new car and the latest designer clothes. These will always leave you feeling empty and make a slave out of you.

Have you ever seen anyone loving wash their car and talk with it like it was a living thing when alls it is is a bunch of metal that is devoid of all emotions? How about someone with a home where they worship it like a god that is not possible to love them back. Have you ever seen someone squealing with delight because they just got the limited edition of a certain line of clothes, which of course comes with an inflated price to match, and then throw them away a year later because they are out of style?

If we do not cling to riches, selfishness or greed than I believe we are getting closer to God. Daniel Ortega

Up there refers to enjoying and beautiful relationship with Jehovah and how to serve Him.

On the flip side of the coin I have seen many that would give you the last food they have. I have met many of these souls and they are the most special and beautiful of all I have ever met. You cannot help but experience joy, love and kinship with them. My moist cherished and memorable experiences have been with these souls. They have peace with Jehovah, peace with their neighbours and peace with themsleves.To me they are a far better role model for our children than some tycoon that has earned their wealth by cheating others or most of the movie, rock and sports stars of today.

I have seen many who have a lot of toys and it is their only love but are still miserable, I have seen many that are in abject poverty but would gladly give you their last food and their hearts are full of peace and joy. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer; Thank you Jehovah Shalom (God of peace) for blessing me with the most valuable commodity there is, peace. I know this is the result of being an obedient loving child of Yours. I give thanks in the name of the prince of peace Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.