The Miser

There was a man who worked and worked and saved all his money. Never
spending any of it, just saving it. He loved money. He was a miser and he
worshipped his cash.

For years he kept telling his wife, “when I die, I want you to put my
money in the casket with me; I want to have it for the afterlife.”

The years passed and he kept idolizing his money and telling his wife
to put the money in the casket with him. He even got a bible out and
made his wife swear on the bible that she would put the money in his
casket with him.

“Do you promise to put my money in the casket with me when I die?… do
you PROMISE.” “Yes”, the wife replied, “I promise to put all your money
in your casket with you.”

One day the man died and at the funeral the wife sat holding a gift
wrapped box. She was sitting with her closest friend and quietly crying.

Just as the funeral director got ready to close the casket the wife jumped
up and said, “WAIT, I have something to put in the casket with him.”
Then she gently placed the box in the casket.

When she returned to her seat her friend asked, “what did you put in the

The wife answered, “he made me promise that I would put all his
money in the casket with him when he died, so that he could have it in
the afterlife.”

The friend was astonished and said, “I KNOW you didn’t do that!!”

The wife looked at her friend and said, “Well, you know I’m a Christian
woman and I could not lie to him… so I did as I promised.”

Her friend said, “girl, you are crazy!!” “I can’t believe you put all the
money in the casket with him!!”

The wife quietly dabbed the tears from her eyes and said….
I’m a Christian but not a darn fool…… I wrote him a check!!!

About Dr. Mike Harmon

Dr. Harmon began preaching at the age of 15 while living in southern California. He has conducted over 600 revivals and evangelistic campaigns nationwide, and has served as Senior Pastor at seven churches. Dr. Harmon has degrees from Central Baptist College, the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D. From the Christian Bible College and Seminary. He has served as trustee for Southeastern Baptist College and Chairman of the trustees for the BMA Theological Seminary. He also served as Chaplain for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Senate. His many sermons and articles on Christian Apologetics are widely published. He is married to one wife of 43 years; has two sons, and seven grandchildren. He considers the simple pleasures of cooking, dining with family and friends, and liesurely rides on his Harley through the Texas Hill Country to be some of the most enjoyable blessings from the Lord.
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