The Ant

March 28, 2012 by  
Filed under newsletter-miscellaneous

“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.”
– Proverbs 6:6-8

Many sermons have been preached from Proverbs Chapter 6 verses 6 to 8. Just 3 verses but there is a wealth of knowledge in these 3 verses. Recently in the Adult Sunday School at the Centenary Methodist Church Hyderabad , the leader Mrs. Lynda had shared tons of thoughts – I will just share some for our meditation-

1. Just like us there are many varieties. It is said that there are more than 150 species/ varieties of Ants. But unlike us they have uniform characters.

2. They are faithful to do their work without any supervision and without looking out for appreciation. What about us?

3. They do not procrastinate – work continuously.

4. Once the Anthill is damaged –All join together and immediate repair work starts. Are we ready to help when someone known to us needs house repairs to be done?

5. Their team work is awesome – what about us? —  most of us are highly competitive and want to Out shine another – individually we want to take the credit.

6. They are not Quitters. However the difficult the task may, be they keep at it. No arguments – no difference of opinions – no jumping from one job to another.

7. They never seem to sleep – they are working when we are sleeping – OK – God made us different – Yes we do need sleep but how many hours per day?

8. They seem to follow in unison. No side tracking.

9. They move on in life – For example if sugar is removed they move on to get something else. What about us?

10. They always store for the future. They are always gathering food. It is said  that an ant lives only for 45 to 65 days – Wow! How much they achieve in their very short life span – How much do we achieve for Jesus in 65 days –?

11. When water comes their way they all roll into a ball and float away.  What do we do when adversity comes? Do we team up and help each other to a safer place?

12. I think they do not have the word “Can’t” in their dictionary.

I have not exhausted all that I had in mind because I would love to hear from you more on the “Ant”.

– fwd: dr. iris paul

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