A proverbial story of Midas who got a gift from God that whatever he touched became gold. Sadly, he touched his daughter, and she became gold. Midas cursed himself and wanted God to take the gift back.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey the estimated gold that is still in the ground or beneath the surface of the earth is 63 000 tonnes. And it is estimated 206 00 tonnes of gold were mined already and currently in use. Since, mining gold which is less accessible is a challenge and companies are wondering how it could be done with less cost.
In the ancient times, gold was a rare commodity. Even during the time of Job, there were mines for gold. (Job 28:1,2,6) Hence it was minted as coins by kings and was given in exchange. Gold and silver were indicators of wealth. Gold was used in the tabernacle as well as in the Temple. (Exodus 25:8,11; I Kings 10:16; II Kings 14:14; I Chronicles 22:14) Some estimates state that Solomon used about 3000 tonnes of gold to build the temple. Daniel explained the vision of Nebuchadnezzar that the giant statue head was of gold, later Isaiah termed Babylon as a golden city. (Daniel 2:38; Isaiah 14:4)
Wisdom, knowledge and faith are compared to gold. However, gold and silver are worthless to save a person. (Ezekiel 7:19)
Three important truths:
1) Golden faith: Christian faith will be tested like that of gold. (I Peter 1:7) Job was confident that he would come out as refined pure gold. (Job 23:10)
2) Golden works: Christian faith is not a dead faith, but a dynamic faith that brings eternal transformation in the lives of people. Believers work that area according to the will of God is like gold will stand the test of fire. (I Corinthians 3:13)
3) Golden city: New Jerusalem, the eternal home of all who are saved, love and serve the Lord will be constructed with gold and precious materials. (Revelation 21) Lord Jesus is preparing a place of believers in that glorious city. (John 14:1)
What are my golden aspirations?