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    "I love them that love me; and those that seek me early
    shall find me. Riches and honour are with me, yea, durable
    riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea,
    than fine gold: and my revenue than choice silver."
    (Proverbs 8:17-19).

    A man was talking with a missionary in his humble home. He
    spoke of his struggles and the difficulties of keeping his
    family, because he was poor and what he earned cleaning out
    land in the countryside was very little. During the
    conversation, the missionary was attracted by a rock
    weighing about two kilos that was on a small shelf, among
    various papers. "What is that?" asked the missionary. "Those
    are some late bills that I haven't been able to pay yet,"
    answered the owner of the house. "I was talking about the
    rock and not the papers," continued the missionary. "I found
    it here on my land, a long time ago, when I was cleaning it.
    I thought it was beautiful and kept it to decorate a piece
    of furniture," said the man. The missionary, approaching the
    place where the rock was, held it and said: "Before I
    dedicated my life totally to God, I worked in a jewelry
    shop. I might be mistaken, but I believe this rock is pure
    gold." The missionary was right and, after having it
    examined, the man sold it and his life was transformed
    completely.

    Many times we feel like that man. We want to be rich but we
    are content with the poverty in which we live. We want to
    reach success but continue to be broken by failure. We want
    to be happy but sadness does not leave us. However,
    everything would be different if we opened our heart to the
    greatest treasure that any large rock of pure gold, and that
    is at our disposal and very close at all times: Jesus
    Christ, Rock of Ages.

    There is no greater treasure than to have the Lord in our
    lives and in our home. There is no greater success than to
    hear Christ say, "come, blessed of my Father". There is no
    greater joy than to have our names written in the Book of
    Life, which registers those who will live forever in Heaven
    with God.

    Those who have Jesus in their lives, even without money,
    will never be poor!
    Enow and 20 like this.

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    Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones...............13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

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    "They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD" (Ezekiel 7:19)

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    Quote Originally Posted by affection34 View Post
    "I love them that love me; and those that seek me early
    shall find me. Riches and honour are with me, yea, durable
    riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea,
    than fine gold: and my revenue than choice silver."
    (Proverbs 8:17-19).

    A man was talking with a missionary in his humble home. He
    spoke of his struggles and the difficulties of keeping his
    family, because he was poor and what he earned cleaning out
    land in the countryside was very little. During the
    conversation, the missionary was attracted by a rock
    weighing about two kilos that was on a small shelf, among
    various papers. "What is that?" asked the missionary. "Those
    are some late bills that I haven't been able to pay yet,"
    answered the owner of the house. "I was talking about the
    rock and not the papers," continued the missionary. "I found
    it here on my land, a long time ago, when I was cleaning it.
    I thought it was beautiful and kept it to decorate a piece
    of furniture," said the man. The missionary, approaching the
    place where the rock was, held it and said: "Before I
    dedicated my life totally to God, I worked in a jewelry
    shop. I might be mistaken, but I believe this rock is pure
    gold." The missionary was right and, after having it
    examined, the man sold it and his life was transformed
    completely.

    Many times we feel like that man. We want to be rich but we
    are content with the poverty in which we live. We want to
    reach success but continue to be broken by failure. We want
    to be happy but sadness does not leave us. However,
    everything would be different if we opened our heart to the
    greatest treasure that any large rock of pure gold, and that
    is at our disposal and very close at all times: Jesus
    Christ, Rock of Ages.

    There is no greater treasure than to have the Lord in our
    lives and in our home. There is no greater success than to
    hear Christ say, "come, blessed of my Father". There is no
    greater joy than to have our names written in the Book of
    Life, which registers those who will live forever in Heaven
    with God.

    Those who have Jesus in their lives, even without money,
    will never be poor!
    Where did you get that story from.

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