What We Can Learn From The Ant

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Many of us confess that we are procrastinators, but a day is coming when we will regret our idleness. Sometimes I think that it’s our very idleness or leisure as some might want to call it that throws us into problems. David in the Bible was having a leisure moment (or idle) when he looked out and saw Bathsheba. We ourselves may crave leisure time, but often it can be the same leisure that can turn quickly into idleness and the idleness lead to anxiety and depression and a host of other negative issues.

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Peony Plant with ants on it

Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, Proverbs 6:6

The Bible tells us a little about the ant, and from the little that it tells us, we know that the ant is quite a productive worker. It is always seen busily moving from place to place and it prepares its food in the summer, so it will be be fed in the winter.

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The ants are a people not strong, Yet they prepare their food in the summer; Proverbs 30:25

We too have to prepare. Some of us right now may be preparing for the hurricane season ahead, but there is something else we should all be preparing for whether we live in a hurricane zone or not.

While some are busy gathering and preparing physical food, we should all be busy just like the ant, obtaining our Spiritual food. Just as we need the physical food we also need the Spiritual food to strengthen us in ways that the physical food will never be able to do.

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Don’t wait for a disaster to strike to start seeking Spiritual food, start pursuing Spiritual food today so that you may have more strength to face whatever disaster may be ahead.


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