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Week 46 Bible Reading: Proverbs 6:6–11

Ant Safari

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! - Proverbs 6:6

In his book Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions, Mark Moffett reflects on his early childhood interest with ants—an interest that never stopped. Moffett earned a doctorate at Harvard in biology and then traveled worldwide as an expert on the subject. His study has given him some interesting info about these busy little creatures.

Long before Moffett discovered the wonders of the ant world, the Scriptures remarked on the skill and work ethic of these tiny insects. Ants are held up by wise King Solomon as a good example for those who tend to be lazy: “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).

The wonders of God’s creation are amazing, and God uses His creatures to teach us. God built spiritual lessons into nature itself, and we can learn from creatures even as tiny as an ant.

Fun Fact

Ants do not have ears. Instead of hearing things, they get by through feeling vibrations with special sensors on their feet. Also, their antennae and tiny body hairs can help them navigate without hearing anything.

Just You and God

I wonder, Lord, can I learn from my dog? I think I can learn patience and true love from the way it treats me.
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