“When you arrive in Canaan, I will give a tzara’as affliction upon your house.”
~ Leviticus 14:34

In order to purify a house afflicted with tzara’as, a leprosy-like spiritual disorder, partial demolition was required.

Why then refer to it as a gift?

The Canaanites hid their valuables in the walls of their homes when they heard the Israelites were coming. To give them this wealth, God placed tzara’as where the valuables were concealed, so that when the afflicted stones were removed the treasure would be revealed.

Life has moments of pain. Look deeper and you’ll find treasure.