“"The lord is my portion," says my soul,” (Lam. 3.24).
After many years, Peter met his friend John who has become very rich. Peter entered his friend’s palace. John was showing him the expensive curios he bought from different countries. He went with him upstairs until they reached the roof. John looked at the neighboring village and said, “Look, the entire village is mine.”
Peter kept silent for a moment. When John moved to another direction of the roof his friend did not follow him but stood looking at the village.
“What are you thinking of, Peter?”
“I’m looking at that red house.”
“What do you admire in it?”
“The lady therein is very rich.”
“What! She’s a poor worker. She hardly lives on the wages I pay her.”
“I know that her daily wages are very small but her possessions are many.”
“What does she possess?”
“She possesses Lord Jesus Christ thus, she’s the right of the promise, “all things are yours”” (1 Cor. 3.22).
The rich man got perplexed and did not utter a word.
May the rich boast for his riches,
The wise for human wisdom
And the strong for his strength and authority.
You are my richness, wisdom and strength.
You are my praise and salvation.
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us” (2 Cor. 4.7).
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