“The wealth of man is easily measured by man.
The wealth of man is easily measured by God.
The disparity in the wealth of man is seated in the values of assessment—
the basis of assessment—
the core of the assessment.
The wealth of man,
as measured by man,
counts deposits of his riches,
counts the things with which he plays,
the things that he has shed—
the enticements of the world that may masquerade as the wealth of man.
as measured by God,
values the reasons for accumulations,
the reason for deposits and whether they are locked,
the reasons for the things with which he plays.
The valuation by God of the wealth of man is impacted by:
whether the heart is tabulated with the values of the world or is softened to hear the quiet impartation from a counsel
that may disclose a need;
whether the soul still beats a chest in its rampage of the self or has learnt obedience and no longer shouts ‘I shall’;
whether the spirit’s voice is silenced in despair or is permitted to grow a character that appeals from within the grave.
The valuation by God of the wealth of man is magnified by the treasures accumulated in heaven—
those that adorn the gown of life—
the gown worn within the grave—
the gown seen there only by the angels—
the gown that clothes upon transformation from the grave in preparation
for eternity that faith and hope reward.
The valuation by God of the wealth of man has:
a process that is not secret;
a benefit revealed—
a prize greatly to be esteemed;
has a declaration at a seat of justice.
The valuation by God of the wealth of man is always extremely accurate—
does not forget—
does not overlook—
does not undervalue.
The valuation by God of the wealth of man knows the gateway of repentance.
The valuation by God of the wealth of man is not subject to exaggeration,
is enabled to accompany man beyond the grave,
is the only wealth the wise endeavour to accumulate.
Beware of the wealth of man that burns as straw thrown on the fire—
that does not survive the burnishing of the grave—
that does not trouble the hardened heart.
Beware of the wealth of man that is not present on a gown when needed—
that stays within a vault—
that always is left behind.
Beware of the wealth of man that is present only for an instant—
that leaves a vacuum in the future—
that screams of the paucity of man.”