Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Symbol 11 - Ants

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The Book of Proverbs is the closest thing to a Life Handbook we have.  It contains proverbs, parables, wise sayings, and riddles shared from the wisdom of Solomon. 

Chapter 6, verses 6-8 reads,

"Go to the ant,
you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise.
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest."

The Universe follows a routine pattern through Mother Nature.  Night follows day, the same as our adulthood follows birth.  It is sad that the person who doesn't make maximum use of their summer years pays a heavy price in their later years.

The tiny ant understands that the seasons are not all the same and that it must prepare and store up its food in summer.  The ant knows enough to save and plan for the future. 

This proverb teaches us, "Either we play now and pay the price later......or we pay the price now and play later."

My Jesse Tree today wears a new symbol....


Proverbs 6:6-8