by Rev Joel Yong
1 Kings 5:13-14
King Solomon drafted forced labor out of all Israel, and the draft numbered 30,000 men. And he sent them to Lebanon, 10,000 a month in shifts. They would be a month in Lebanon and two months at home. Adoniram was in charge of the draft.
There was great wisdom in what he did. Solomon rotated the conscripted men serving overseas and their time spent back in Israel, whilst between shifts, helped them to remember what it was they were serving.
They would return home and see the Temple being developed and progressing. Then they would be sent out again into Lebanon.
Sometimes we can serve and being away from our home, deplete ourselves of the vision of why it is that we serve.
I remember being in NS, and every weekend back in the civilian world, reminded me of the reason why I had to bear arms as a soldier.
Is your energy level dipping and are you getting disillusioned?
Take time to re-envision what it is that you are laboring for.
Re-ignite the fires that you might be able to serve with fresh strength once again.