“Some of the plunder taken in battle they dedicated for the repair of the temple of the LORD.”
1 Chronicles 26:27
Great wealth and resources such as gold and platinum are stored in the depths of the earth.
Gold, platinum and other precious metals are used to produce some of the most beautiful things above the earth through the processes of mining, smelting, molding etc.
In the same way, spiritual wealth and resources are stored in the depths of our being and are brought out by the very pain we cannot understand.
We must realize that “the plunder taken in the battle” of our trials are simply to build us up, refine us and make us strong and beautiful leaders and role models. That way we too can lead others through the trials of this life.
Let us pray that God will help us to draw strength from everything that comes our way…no matter how deeply it cuts into us…amen!