Tag: Riches

The Blessings Of The Pauper

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

There is an Asian legend about a poor man who approached his king with a complaint concerning his poverty. “The only things I own are these rags,” he said. “I’ll give you riches,” the king replied, “pleasures, and honors on the condition that you give me half of what you now own.” The poor man thought it sounded like a good deal. After all, he only owned rags. “You have two boys,” the king continued, “give me one. You have two eyes, two ears, two arms, two feet, two hands, give me one of each.” It was then that the beggar realized how blessed he was. What he had in his poverty was worth far more than any riches, any honors, or any pleasures that the king could give him.

So too, you may be looking at what you don’t have. But what you have in God is worth far more than anything you don’t. If you had the riches of the entire world, but not the Lord, you would have nothing. But if you’re saved, you are more blessed than the richest of this world. Rejoice in your blessings.

Today’s Mission – Today, practice the holy act of giving thanks. Give thanks for all the blessings you may be taking for granted.

by Jonathan Cahn

He left all of it!

J.R. Millerby J.R. Miller

“Will you set your eyes upon that which is not? Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone–for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle!” Proverbs 23:5

People are badly cheated in this world. They often imagine that gold, silver, houses, lands, and stocks are the real treasures. So they toil for these things and gather them into their possession, and pile up what they suppose to be wealth. Thus they live like princes in their fine houses, and call themselves millionaires.

But one day their supposed riches take to themselves wings and fly away like eagles to the skies. Or they may keep their wealth, perhaps, and die at last in the midst of it, and have a great funeral. But then they find that they cannot carry a penny of it with them!

“How much did he leave?” was asked about a rich man who had died.

“He left all of it!” was the answer.

If men only knew that there are other things far more worth setting eyes and heart upon–things which will never fly away–they would pass by these glittering unrealities–to lay hold of the true riches!

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived–what God has prepared for those who love Him!” 1 Corinthians 2:9

by J.R. Miller