Wisdom From Small Things, Pt. 5

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

We have looked at several small, seemingly insignificant creatures in this series and have seen that a creature’s small size does not mean that they are small in wisdom.  The last thing we see is the spider.

“The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces.”

Have you ever had one of those days where you work hard all day long, and at the end of the day, something happens and it just destroys everything you worked for?  Well, spiders have one of those days every day.  The spider spends her entire day carefully constructing her web.  Then, some well meaning person comes along and knocks it down.  But the spider doesn’t stop.  It just keeps right on going.

That is a great lesson for us.  No matter what happens to us in life, we need to just keep going.  If we get knocked down, we need to get up, dust ourselves off and just keep going.  The spider does that, and “is in kings’ palaces.”  Not even the army of servants that are found in palaces can keep every spider down.  They just refuse to quit and they just keep coming back.  That should describe us.  We should have that kind of perseverance!  Just keep coming back!

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