Proverbs 6:6 (NLT) Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise!
We live in challenging age of the world, in which slothfulness has become, not only common, but even a life style for many. Young people grow accustomed to doing just enough work to “get by.” Older folks look to their retirement as the end to all their problems. How do you live out your life?
But the solution that King Solomon gives us is this: go to the ants, you who wish to forsake work, and consider their ways in order to become wise. Go to the ant: be humble enough to learn, even from an ant. The ant has no guide or supervisor, no encouragement or accountability, and yet she is faithful to fulfill her duties day in and day out. We can literally learn from the work ethic of Ants!
In learning of Ants: Ants do not procrastinate; they do what they can, when they can. In contrast, we are guilty of doing nothing, because we can’t do everything at once. The ant labors little-by-little to get each job accomplished, each need met, each provision made. In fact, she is so slow and methodical in her duties, many won’t have even have the patience to watch and consider her, as Solomon instructs us to. Just do a little at a time people of God.
Point to ponder- Both success and failure come in a process. Like a sports team, it just takes a little loss of focus to cost a game. A little neglect has cost teams their victory, people their lives, kings their power. Make an effort to heal your marriage, help your children grow closer to God, the Lord is depending on us!
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