If you were told that something needed strengthening, it could mean any of the following:
The word “contentment” means satisfaction.
I am not saying that we have to be content with bad circumstances, or circumstances that do not line up with the truth of God’s word, however the bible does speak about contentment.
Proverbs 4: 26 reads “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established”.
Why do we have to think “ponder” the way of our feet? It’s because feet take us into a direction. In other words, we need to know where we are going.
If the Lord physically gave you a rod what you do think the capabilities of it would be?
Let’s look at the book of Exodus.
Exodus 3: 1
Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
We all know that shepherds use rods when keeping flock. This is one reason David used the analogy of a rod and staff in Psalm 23: 4b “thy rod and thy staff they comfort me”.
Sacrifice is a step beyond convenience. Bill Johnson