Wisdom From Little Things, Pt. 1

I will be away from the computer this week, so feel free to comment, but I won’t be able to respond until next week.  Thanks for reading and God bless.

There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces.

Proverbs 30:24-28

This passage of Proverbs gives us some wisdom.  The book of Proverbs is known as the “book of wisdom.”  These verses show us some wisdom that can be found with small creatures that we might not think had any wisdom at all.

Verse 24 tells us  that “There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise.”

Every thing listed in this passage is (especially to us) weak and insignificant.  Ants, conies, locusts, and spiders are all weak and feeble creatures.  Other than in some cases being a mild annoyance, they probably don’t even register in our thoughts.

But, despite their small size and relative weakness, all four of these creatures display wisdom.  In fact, the Bible tells us that they are “exceeding wise.”  We can learn a lesson just from that.  We might not be “big” in many ways.  We might live small lives in small places.  We might have seemingly insignificant lives.  But we are not insignificant to God.  We can all do something.  We can all have wisdom and do the things that God wants us to do.  We should never let our perceived weakness and/or insignificance stop us from doing what God wants us to do.  It doesn’t stop ants, conies, locusts or spiders.  It shouldn’t stop us, either!

 

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