I shot the above video early this month (December, 2014) at Namayingo Village, Mayuge District in Eastern Uganda. Oh, this was a very new experience to see how people especially the youth were struggling to look for gold from tons of soils dug from deep under-ground.
Surely when I looked at the whole exercise, I remembered this Bible verse:
Proverbs 2:1-5New King James Version (NKJV)
The Value of Wisdom
2 My son, if you receive my words,
And treasure my commands within you,
2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding;
3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment,
And lift up your voice for understanding,
4 If you seek her as silver,
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
5 Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
And find the knowledge of God.
This verse is telling us to seek and search for God’s wisdom as hidden treasures. Lets examine what exactly happens in search for Gold or silver (earthly hidden treasure) based on what I saw while shooting the above video:
First, they explored the land for the presence of Gold. Also, we need to first examine our faith or denominations to discover if there is the real God’s Truth (Wisdom) or not.
When they discovered the presence of Gold, then they had to dig deep to find it. Also, if we need to find the Real Truth or God’s wisdom, then we need to extensively examine the scriptures.
Then the dug soil was pulled up out of the ground, crashed, and sieved. Also, we need to consider the whole Scripture (Both old and New Testament) in search for God’s Wisdom just like they do with the whole bulk of soil dug from very deep. If you try to leave out some of the soil, then you are likely to loose some Gold. So, if you leave out some scriptures, then you are likely to leave out some facts leading to God’s Wisdom.
We see that the soil is crashed and sieved so we also need to get the whole scripture to critically and extensively read it with the help of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit helps us to understand and pick out the real truth from the whole scripture just like what the Mercury does in picking out gold from the washed sieved soil.
The Sieved Soil is then washed in much water and any gold gets deposited on the Mercury: Also, the truth which the Holy Spirit reveals to us, gets deposited into our hearts and we become RICH. The more soil you wash, the more Gold you expect to get deposited on the Mercury. So also, the more you read the Holy Scriptures, the more you get rich in God’s Wisdom and understanding.
Lastly, with Gold you become Rich (much money) but according to Ecclesiastes 7:12New King James Version (NKJV) 12 For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense, But the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.
God Bless you and Remember that Christ is the Power of God and Wisdom according to 1Cor 1:24