A tax assessor came one day to a poor minister of the gospel to determine the amount of taxes he would have to pay. "What do you possess?" he questioned.
"Oh, I am very wealthy," replied the minister.
"List your possessions, please," the assessor instructed.
The man of God replied, "First, I have everlasting life (John 3:16). Second, I have a mansion in Heaven (John 14:2). Thirdly, I have peace that passeth understanding (Phillipians 4:7). Fourth, I have joy unspeakable (1 Peter 1:8). Fifth, I have divine love that never faileth (1Corinthians 13:8). Sixth, I have a faithful, pious 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 awaiting (James 1:12)."
The tax collector closed his book and said, "Truly, you are a very rich man, but your property is not subject to taxation."