Road Rules: Go to the Ant

Proverbs 6:6-8  

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief,
 officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.

You have seen them work. They are focused and active. Carrying up to twenty-five times their body weight, these busy little insects with chambered bodies make it their mission to secure food for the winter. No master cracking the whip. No threat of job loss. No boss looking over their shoulder. Ants innately get the job done and work especially hard during picnics and camping trips. And best of all, ants never get sick. Why? They have “ant-i-bodies” (that was a dad joke!). Lazy ants don’t survive. Neither do lazy people.

Laziness puts a person and all their dependents at risk. Idleness will not provide for the needs of today. Working half-heartedly will jeopardize the wherewithal to meet the needs of tomorrow. Failing to plan “for the winter” will threaten the security of the future. 

So, get up and get going! Look up and ask God for strength. Look down and follow the example of those little ants.

Father, make us be the best employees, the hardest workers, the best planners, and fully depend on you for all the outcomes.

In Christ’s name.

Amen.

 


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