The Lord's Grace
General Stories of God's Grace
Tax Assessor Came
3 July 2000
A tax assessor came one day to a poor pastor to determine the amount of taxes the pastor would have to pay. The following conversation took place;
"What property do you possess?" asked the assessor.
"I am a very wealthy man," replied the minister.
"List your possessions, please," the assessor instructed.
"First, I have everlasting life, John 3:16.
"Second, I have a mansion in heaven, John 14:2.
"Third, I have peace that passeth understanding, Philippians 4:7.
"Fourth, I have joy unspeakable, 1 Peter 1:8.
"Fifth, I have divine love which never faileth, 1 Corinthians 13:8.
"Sixth, I have a faithful precious wife, Proverbs 31:10.
"Seventh, I have healthy, happy obedient children, Exodus 20:12
"Eighth, I have true, loyal friends Proverbs 18:24.
"Ninth, I have songs in the night, Psalms 42:8.
"Tenth, I have a crown of life, James 1:12."
The tax assessor closed his book, and said, "Truly, you are a very rich man, but your property is not subject to taxation."