July 6, 2022

That Ant Never Stops Working

A nice example in nature in our Proverbs today that reminds us why we should stay busy and not be lazy, because otherwise, we’ll starve! 

Pro 6:6-11  Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,

Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler, Prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest.

A unique example here for sure, no one really pays much attention to an ant unless they get find the sugar or bite us, but we also never see a colony of ants loafing either, ants are always working and foraging, a seemingly stupid insect that we don’t give a second thought to, is actually wiser than many humans, because the ant is always working and gathering!  

Speaking of lazy humans, the next couple of verses tell us what happen when we are the opposite of the ant, and just put our feet up all day:

Pro 6:9-11 How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?  “A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest”—  Your poverty will come in like a vagabond And your need like an armed man.

Too much loafing and poverty or hunger will attack us like a thief in the night!  Good reminders here in this day in age where there are so many things to occupy our attention and waste our time with….from Netflix binges to video games, nothing fruitful comes from those, meanwhile the ant is always working!  

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