(19 June 2008 by Carl A. Patton)


Greetings Brethren,


Peace be unto you. For your thought and mediation how does God see the poor, the rich and the thief?

Today I reflected on the following taken from the Wisdom Book.


Proverbs 22: 1-3: “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.”

“The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all.”

“A prudent man forseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.”


I have come into the world

blessed by Almighty God with

a good name as I accepted

Christ as my Savior.


One man though invested in

material things that were

stolen by a career thief

who lost them in a rain-storm.


However with a friend in Jesus

there was a lasting confident

relationship, sincere, honest and

dependable. I love God.


Meanwhile the ungodly world

held up wealth and things

material and many people

bowed to the money idols,


And the pompous rich man

thought he was king. But

John said God is no respecter

of persons. The rich and,


The poor stand with God

as equals as God is the king

and the supreme land-owner.

John shouted and parked his,


Small car. The blind man not

by sight did not know God

he fell into the traps of the world.


Prudent John always looking

in the Book always in prayer

was cautious of his every move

in this foreign land.


He knew of the dangers of

idol worship, the money god.

He was neither, poor, rich

are a thief.





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