HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE ANT?
Yes it is true, mighty man, God’s crown of creation, can learn much from one of God’s smallest creatures, if………… we will only take the time to look. In that wonderful little book of Proverbs, over in Chapter 6 verses 6 through 8, we are encouraged to do just that: Go to the ant, thou sluggard, consider her ways, and be wise: Which hath no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meal in the summer, and gathered her food in the harvest.
The lessons these little creatures can teach, are both profound, and contemporary. The first thing we will notice is that the ant is very diligent, taking care of her needs, of both the present and the future. And she is the rarest of creatures in today’s world, in that she is a “self-starter”. She doesn’t have to be told or instructed as to what is most important, nor when to do it. She already knows, and she simply does it.
I mentioned this being a great contemporary lesson, and the reason why I said that, is that our country is experiencing a very strange phenomenon today in that businesses cannot seem to find enough willing employees in which to staff their businesses. The reason being, is that our Government, in it’s vast wisdom, has made it more profitable to be unemployed than to seek a steady job. Folks are faced with taking a cut in pay, if they choose to come off of Unemployment.
We all scratch our heads and ask “how did we get into such a mess?” Well, it is simple, the heads of our Government have not availed themselves of the wisdom of God’s smallest creatures,…………the ant.