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Ants are wise! May 17, 2011

Posted by daniel ayad in Biblical.

The bible mentions tiny little creatures called ants on two occasions. On both occasions the bible speaks about the value that can be learnt from ants as they are wise.

“Go the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise. Which having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest” (Prov 6:6-7)

Ants are wise, really wise. Yes they are small and relatively harmless, but they show characteristics not present in many people of today.

Ants are wise for several reasons:

  • They work without having a captain, overseer or ruler. They work without being told to work, something which many of us fail to demonstrate.
  • They work together without fighting, complaining and disagreeing. There are hundreds of colonies of ants around each other and they pretty much all get along with each other and work for a common cause. Very rarely do ants fight with each other.
  • They prepare for the future – they obtain their food in the summer knowing that in winter it will be very difficult to obtain food. This preparation in advance is a very important characteristic of a person, who should always be ready for the Day of Judgment and tribulation.
  • They are not lazy, but hard-working creatures – they work quickly knowing the changing environment. They do not slumber around but work busily to gather food without being told.
  • They are efficient workers – they know how to create tunnels, build bridges, and do not waste time.

Even though these creatures are so small and you can probably fit about 1000 in your hand, yet they are smarter than a lot of people. We should not be lazy but always work hard so that we can eat like ants. We should always perform a task earnestly and diligently, just like the little wise ants.

“The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer” (Prov 30: 25)

 Check out these two great videos on ants



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