A Reward for the Baggage-Keepers

“The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. All will share alike.  David made this a statute and ordinance for Israel from that day to this.” I Samuel 30:24-25

I made a passing joke about this verse last week, while several of us moms kept everyone’s backpacks and clothing while they were out running a race.  We all laughed, but the importance of the principle remains.

In the body of Christ, in the family, in the workplace, and in our social circles – we are all different.  We have different skills and abilities, different passions, different job descriptions, different personalities, different histories and experiences.  Nevertheless, we are all valuable.  Important.  Worthy.  Each of us bring something different, but equally valuable, to serve in the Kingdom of God.  And, according to the Bible, we share equally in the rewards when they come.