[GospelWeb.net Globe]
The Gospel-24/7
What Matters Most
Author Unknown
Follow Book & Flag

Do you know who in 1923 was:

1. President of the largest steel company?
2. President of the largest gas company?
3. President of the New York Stock Exchange?
4. Greatest wheat speculator?
5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?
6. Great Bear of Wall Street? These men should have been considered some of the World's most successful men.
At least they found the secret of making money.

Now, 77 years later, do you know what became of these men?

1.The President of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab, died a pauper.
2. The President of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, is insane.
3. The President of the N.Y.S.E., Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home.
4. The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless.
5. The President of the Bank of International Settlement shot himself.
6. The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Rivermore, died of suicide.

Jesus says, (Paraphrase) For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul: Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

The Apostle Paul who had everything going his way, made an abrupt turn around at the prompting of God, and later decared, . . . I count all things but loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as dung, that I may gain Christ (Philippians 3:8 paraphrase).

Having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the key to real happiness and success in life. May God help you to get your priorities in line if you have not already done so. ONLY Then will you have the hope of eternal life with Christ.

Go To Illustrations Index 1

Go To Free E-books Index

Go to Spurgeon Sermons Index

Go to Church Humor Index

Go To General Humor Index

Go To Southern, Texas, Yankee Joke Index