“Four things on earth are small,
yet they are extremely wise:
Ants are creatures of little strength,
yet they store up their food in the summer;
hyraxes are creatures of little power,
yet they make their home in the crags;
locusts have no king,
yet they advance together in ranks;
a lizard can be caught with the hand,
yet it is found in kings’ palaces.
Proverbs shares 4 small yet, “extremely wise” animals in chapter 30. Here are four wise principles to learn from ants, hyraxes, locusts, and lizards.
- From the ant: prepare in times of plenty for times of little
- From the hyraxes: although we are weak, we ought to hide under our strong Savior
- From the locusts: we are stronger in community
- From the lizard (or spider in some translations): Men may not only not provide for us, but want to destroy us. But remember the Lord has his hand on us. We ought to persist in our work just as a spider will continue to weave another web if one is destroyed.
God is everywhere if we just look.
Challenge: In what areas could you be preparing? Are you hiding under our Savior if things are tough? Who could you join arms with to complete your tasks? What tasks has God given you that seems thwarted but you just need to get back up and keep going in?
This post is part of The Nester’s 31 Days Series