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The son of a wealthy man expected to receive a sports car for his graduation.


Instead his Dad called him into his study, told him that he loved him and handed him a wrapped-up present.


When he opened it, he found it to be a box containing a leather bound Bible, with his name inscribed on the spine.


Angrily the young man tossed the box on his father’s desk and stormed out saying: with “With all your money, all you can give me is a Bible!”


And they never spoke again, despite the fact that the young man’s father tried hard to contact him.

Years later, he got a call to say his Dad had died, leaving him everything.


As he was going through his father’s belongings, he found that Bible still in its box.


Curious, he took the Bible out of the box and opened it. The page fell opne at a passage his father had marked. And as he looked at the page, he noticed that his Dad had underlined Mt. 7:11,


“ If you then being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father give what is good to those who ask Him. “


And as he read it, a car key fell from inside the Bible.


It had a tag with the dealer’s name on it – for the sports car that he had wanted years earlier.


On the tag beside his graduation date we the

words: “Paid in full love Dad.”


The young man missed a wonderful present from his father – because of his greed

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