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1 Kings 9:12
But when Hiram went from Tyre to see the towns that Solomon had given him, he was not pleased with them.
After Solomon had finished building the Temple of the Lord, his own palace, and two additional buildings, he gave King Hiram twenty cities in Galilee. Hiram had supplied Solomon with much of the wood and other supplies during Solomon’s twenty years of building. When Hiram saw the property, he didn’t like it and was displeased with Solomon. History says that Solomon took care of his friend in another way.
Isn’t it amazing that what Hiram viewed as “Trash,” Jesus viewed as His beloved “Treasure?” Of all the property that the Almighty could have chosen for his Son Jesus to be raised in, and do so many of His miracles in, and bring God to humanity in, was this territory known as Galilee. When Hiram first saw the property about 950 years before the time of Jesus, it was a rocky and mountainous territory. Certainly, Hiram must have seen the Sea of Galilee, but he saw it simply as a lake that was inland. He, on the other hand, was an established sailor of the high seas. His passion was for coastal territory. For the Almighty, this territory was a small fisherman’s paradise. It was a place for agriculture and for raising a family. It was an idyllic place for the stories of the gospel to be played out in. As believers, you and I are called to look at territory as well as people not as they appear right now, but what and who they can become. There is potential in everything and everyone. Like I said earlier, “One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure.”
This AM, help me be a man who sees people not for who they are or appear to be right now, but for who, with Your help, they can become. Amen