Wisdom From Little Things, Pt. 3

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

Yesterday, we looked at the first of the little things that are described as being “exceeding wise.”  We looked at the ant and we saw how he works hard and has the wisdom to understand that he will not have the opportunity to work forever.  Today, we will look at little creatures called “conies.”  The Biblical “conie” is likely the rock hyrax of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon.

This creature is, as the Bible describes it, “a feeble folk.”  They kind of look like a fat rabbit with regular sized back legs.  They don’t run too fast, they don’t jump too high, they’re not particularly strong and they don’t have sharp claws or teeth.  They really are rather defenseless.

But they have the wisdom to understand that they are weak and feeble and they “make their houses in the rocks.”  That is great wisdom for us to follow.  We should understand just how weak and feeble we really are.  When we understand that, we will want to make our home in the rock – the Lord Jesus.  David described Him as his “Rock” many times.  When we abide in Him, we are safe – even though we are weak and defenseless.  And we can get all of that wisdom from the little conie!

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