I got this week’s post from a colleague and it amazed me……Read on.
An old King who had no biological son realized that if he died he had no one to take over his throne so he decided to adopt a son. Full of wisdom, the king launched a competition and 10 boys were selected. The King said to them, “I have one last test and whoever comes top will become my adopted son and heir to my throne”.
He gave each boy a seed of corn and told them to take the seed home, plant and nurture it for 3 weeks. The 10 boys took their seeds and ran home to plant their seeds. In one home, the boy and his parents were sad when the seed failed to sprout. The boy had diligently done everything required but he failed. His friends advised him to buy a seed and plant it, but his God fearing parents who had always taught him honesty refused.
After the three weeks, the day to give account to the King came and the 10 boys went to the palace. All the other 9 boys were successful with their seeds. The King went to each boy asking “Is that what came out of the seed I gave you?” And each boy said “Yes, your majesty”. The King would nod and move down the line until he came to the last boy in the line who was shaking with fear.
The King asked him “What did you do with the seed I gave you?” The boy said Stammering “I… I… I… planted it and cared for it your majesty but it failed to sprout.” The King went to the throne with the boys and said, “I gave these boys boiled seeds and a boiled seed cannot sprout. If a King must have one quality, it must be honesty and only this boy passed the test.”
We live in a society where people will do anything for success. God sometimes does not give us things because He wants to teach us a lesson. How many people out there have achieved success the wrong way? How many people send their children to expensive schools build houses, buy expensive cars, etc., with stolen money? How many people are occupying top positions yet they stole the certificates? How many people are successful out there at all costs?
WILL YOU BE CROWNED AS A KING IN HEAVEN FOR BEING FAITHFUL AND HONESTY UNTIL THE END?