The power of iron …


“Solomon collected chariots and horses: fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses! … Chariots from Egypt went for fifteen pounds of silver and a horse for about three and three-quarter pounds of silver.” 1 Kings 10:26,29

I’ve been following the performance of a U.S. steel company. This year the stock has been as high as $41 a share and low as $15. Today it stands around $23. Experts believe we need to keep the production of steel within the U.S., because in case of war, we need it to defend the U.S. and shore up our sagging infrastructure—bridges for sure.

Steel had great importance in the early Bible days. Joshua knew when a country had steel chariots they would have a hard time conquering these armies. King Solomon wisely collected chariots and horses and sold them for a profit. In today’s currency, a horse would sell for around $660 and a chariot for $3000.

I’m amazed iron was discovered as early as 1200 BC and wonder, “Who discovered iron ore and how did they figure out how to use to build a chariot? I need not wonder. It’s all about God who made the brains of people to be inquisitive, adventurous, and to help them provide for their needs.

Over the years, we have figured out how to make things simpler, more efficient, cheaper, etc.What is left for the next generation to achieve? I pray  it will be peace in the world, not more war.

Lord, thank you for making the human mind so amazing. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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