A Wealth Of Poverty!

24 03 2010

“The poorest person is one whose only wealth is money.” -selected

I pity  those politicians who use their power and influence just  to acquire  more wealth,  in illegal ways. It is not only applicable to those politicians, but to any individuals  who are in the position to amass great wealth and riches.

There’s nothing wrong if you aspire to become rich. Money is a good servant but always remember that it is a cruel master.

Let me illustrate my point:

A band of gangster in France got away with more than $3.5 million. But the thieves had a problem. The loot was in French coins worth only about $2 each and weighing a total of 17 tons.

A Paris newspaper taunted the bandits with this statement: “You can’t buy a chateau, a car, or even a pair of shoes with bags of change. And if you go out to celebrate your coup, the owner of the smallest cafe will become suspicious before you drop the tenth coin on the counter.” The article continued, “Their punishment is included in their success. They will have to spend their loot franc by franc. They can buy millions of bottles of soft drinks. But what else?”

Those robbers had what might be called  a wealth of poverty. Although they were rich , they couldn’t spend their money for anything worthwhile.

Their situation reminds me  of people who spend  a lifetime accumulating things while making no provision for eternity. They have material wealth  but are spiritually poor.

Jesus said, “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume, and where thieves don’t break through and steal…”

How much better to heed Jesus’ words. Anything else is just a wealth of poverty.

Let me end with with a song…

“I’d rather have Jesus than silver and gold, I’d rather be His than have riches untold.

I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands, I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hands.” -Miller

Please pray for my 4 days Run for A Cause. Thank you very much.

An ‘anonymous’ Ultrarunner pledges P1,000 for my Run For A Cause 6 days from now. To you Mr. Anonymous, may the good Lord returns that amount to you a hundredfold. God bless you for your generosity. A child will be happy for this🙂

To God be the Glory!


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5 responses

24 03 2010
james

indeed, “the poorest person is one whose only wealth is money” good thing we have salvation that is free! your blog has been a blessing to me!

24 03 2010
i share

hi runnerforChrist, i’ll send the 500 pesos instead for the gatorade bro. i cant ask the donor for the bottled water to be converted to cash. he will give it to me probably this friday. good luck and may you finish it injury-free.

24 03 2010
i share

btw, get it to mon gillego

24 03 2010
i share runner

btw remember this – ‘ i (we) can do all things through Christ who strengthens me(us).’ – from phillipians

25 03 2010
runnerforchrist

Jerry…thank you very much. God bless you.

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