Judges 5:28-31

28 “Out of the window she looked and lamented,
The mother of Sisera through the [r]lattice,
‘Why does his chariot delay in coming?
Why do the [s]hoofbeats of his chariots tarry?’
29 “Her wise princesses would answer her,
Indeed she repeats her words to herself,
30 ‘Are they not finding, are they not dividing the spoil?
A maiden, two maidens for every warrior;
To Sisera a spoil of dyed work,
A spoil of dyed work embroidered,
Dyed work of double embroidery on the [t]neck of the spoiler?’
31 “Thus let all Your enemies perish, O Lord;
But let those who love Him be like the rising of the sun in its might.”

And the land was undisturbed for forty years.

The people of Sisera were focused on the physical/material world. Dividing the spoil and women, searching for valuable items in the belongings of those they had destroyed.

Those things are as dust, when we die, they are no comfort, and often riches will forsake us before we even get that far. Instead, we are to trust in God, to put our hope and our future in Him.

Then we will know that our future is not ultimately of this world. Any strength we might have in this world will pale in comparison to the glory of eternity spent with our Savior, and the fullness of life that we will experience when we ourselves are restored to their intended (and original) state.

Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, and the things of this earth will go strangely dim…

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