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Once upon a time there was a rich King who had four wives.

He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and
treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best.

He also loved the 3rd wife very much and was always showing her off to
neighboring kingdoms. However, he feared that one day she would leave him
or another.

He also loved his 2nd wife. She was his confidant and was always kind,
considerate and patient with him.

Whenever the King faced a problem, he could confide in her, and she
would help him get through the difficult times.

The King's 1st wife was a very loyal partner and had made great
contributions in maintaining his wealth and kingdom. However, he did not
love the first wife. Although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice
of her!

One day, the King fell ill and he knew his time was short. He thought of
his luxurious life and wondered, I now have four wives with me, but when I
die, I'll be all alone."

Thus, he asked the 4th wife , "I loved you the most, endowed you with
the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying,
will! You follow me and keep me company?"

"No way!", replied the 4th wife, and she walked away without another

Her answer cut like a sharp knife right into his heart.

The sad King then asked the 3rd wife, "I loved you all my life. Now that
I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?"

"No!", replied the 3rd wife. "Life is too good! When you die, I'm going
to remarry!"

His heart sank and turned cold.

He then asked the 2nd wife, "I have always turned to you for help and
you've always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and keep
me company?"

"I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!", replied the 2nd wife. "At
the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave." Her answer struck
him like a bolt of lightning, and the King was devastated.

Then a voice called out: "I'll go with you. I'll follow you no matter
where you go."

The King looked up, and there was his first wife. She was very skinny as
she suffered from malnutrition and neglect.

Greatly grieved, the King said, "I should have taken much better care of
you when I had the chance!"

In truth, we all have the 4 wives in our liv Our 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish
in making it look good, it will leave us when we die.

Our 3rd wife is our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, it will
all go to others.

Our 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for us, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

And our 1st wife is our Soul. Often neglected in pursuit of wealth,
power and pleasures of the world. However, our Soul is the only thing that
will follow us wherever we go.

Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part of us
that will follow us to the throne of God and continue with us throughout

Thought for the day:
Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect
position to pray.

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Thanks for sharing Sundrop. There's so much truth here. We will be alive somewhere for an eternity. The comfort comes in knowing with assurance where we will spend it. Accept Christ and Heaven is your home, reject Him and spend an eternity in ****. So simple a message and yet rejected by so many. How sad. Another bit of good news is that we can experience Heaven on earth as christians. We don't have to wait to receive the blessings of God. We need only believe and receive now in this life. There are those that will say they just don't believe but that doesn't change the reality that one day every knee will bow and proclaim Him as Lord.
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