Jacob whistled past Chief Martins and greeted him cheerfully as he left for work, Chief grunted back at him, he always wondered why the young man was always happy, he and his wife were living in the boys quarters yet they would be the first to wake up, he always knew when they woke up because he could hear them speak some kind of gibberish they called speaking in tongues.
He would never understand what made these people so happy despite that they didn't have a lot of money.
Chief Martins looked back at his life, he made money early; he was already a millionaire at 21, money was his focus, he didn't have time for any other thing apart from making money. He had been told by his father that if he didn't have money, he could never be taken seriously in the world, so he devoted all of his time to making money and he was truly wealthy. His friends were important people in the society and they all took him seriously but it seemed that's where the respect stopped.
His wife didn't think much of him, he had given her a big house and luxurious cars, she had diamonds and expensive clothes yet she always nagged him simply because he was never around. His children too were spoilt brats, he had been considering giving all of his money to charity. The only person that made him happy was Lucy; his mistress and secretary and even she had of recent become too greedy and demanding.
He would trade all he had to be as happy as Jacob who lived with his wife at the boys quarters.
The bible says in Proverbs 9:10: the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Anything you build on your vanity will eventually kill you. Do it God's way, God's way may seem slow and painful, it is a process that will outlast you.
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