“It’s better to be poor and live right, than to be rich and dishonest”
My Grandfather was a good man. Not just in my eyes but in a lot of other people’s opinions also. He was Christian man and was at Sunday School and Sunday service most every Sunday. He had a lot of well-off friends who died long before him. He lived to 91years. I named my youngest son after him.
He always encouraged us to do right. He would tell us to choose our friends wisely. He would tell us, “Birds of a feather flock together”. This means you are who you associate with.
One important thing we would practice is he always paid what was owed to others. I know of rich people who fly around in jets these days and are praised, “How great this man is”, people say. He still owes common folk money who worked for him. Some lost a lot.
I believe one day we all will stand before the Almighty and answer for trespasses. Matthew 19:23-24 tells us, “Jesus said to his disciples, “It’s terribly hard for rich people to get into the kingdom of heaven! In fact, it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to get into God’s kingdom.”