Tax Exemptions

A tax auditor came many years ago to a poor servant of the Lord to determine the amount of taxes he would have to pay.

"What property do you possess?" asked the auditor.

"I am very wealthy," replied the Christian.

"List your possessions, please," the auditor instructed.

"First, I have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

"Second, I have a mansion in heaven." (John 14:2)

"Third, I have peace that passes understanding." (Phil. 4:7)

"Fourth, I have joy unspeakable." (I Peter 1:8)

"Fifth, I have divine love that never fails." (I Cor. 13:8)

"Sixth, I have a faithful wife." (Prov. 31:10)

"Seventh, I have healthy, happy, obedient children." (Exodus 20:12)

"Eighth, I have true, loyal friends." (Prov. 18:24)

"Ninth, I have songs in the night." (Psalm 42:8)

"Tenth, I have a crown of life." (James 1:12)

"Eleventh, I have a Savior, Jesus Christ, who supplies all my need." (Phil 4:19)

The tax auditor closed his book and said, "Truly you are a very rich man, but your property is not subject to taxation!"