YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE?

A beloved Sister shared this joke with me some time ago, and I have taken the liberty to change it to a conversation format, and give it a title. I will now share it with you for your enjoyment. Happy reading!

A gang of armed robbers invaded a Christian Brother’s house one night. They were high on drugs; loud and unruly. No doubt, they came to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). But on entering the house, they met the Brother praying, and they asked him to round up quickly. He eventually did, and the following conversation later ensued between him and the gang leader.

Gang Leader: Mr Man, so you have finally decided to pay attention to us (he was visibly angry!).

Brother: Sorry Sir!

Gang Leader: Do you realize we are armed robbers?

Brother: Ah, I am in trouble, please don’t kill me!

Gang Leader: Shut up! All we want is your money, or your life.

Brother: Sorry Sir, I have neither! I released the last money on me as offering in church last Sunday.  And as regards my life, it is no longer mine, since I gave it to Jesus Christ two weeks ago when I became born again. Please have mercy on me!

The armed robbers busted out laughing on hearing the Brother’s remarks. There and then, their leader said: Gentlemen, this is an unserious comedian; let’s leave him before he infests us with his un-seriousness.

Immediately, they ran out of the Brother’s room, jumped over the fence, and melted into the darkness, still high on drugs, but laughing uncontrollably.

N.B. My take on the joke is embedded in 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV). That is:

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it’’.

*Attention please: This joke is only meant to brighten your day; it has nothing to do with religion. Thank you.

Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies

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