What does the Bible say about Ants?Do you work without complaining, without whining? Do you do your job quietly?
God says to learn from the ant. As you watch and study the ants around you, notice these things about them. It knows its job and does it, working quietly and without show until the work is done.
The ants are not lazy, they are always up and doing. Believers can learn from this trend, and know that the work of God is an occupation we are engaged in for as long as we live. Jesus said: “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work.” John 9:4
There is work to be done; the work of the gospel, and of growing the church of God by strengthening the believers. All hands must be on deck, believers must wake up from the slumber of deceit that keeps them relaxed and comfortable in only attending church services. There is real work to be done.
There are forces that oppose the growth and will of God on the earth. That was why Jesus taught us to pray, saying, “Your will be done on the earth” Matthew 6:10. There is the will of God that must be done, and we are the vessels of His expression.
The ant also plans for the future. Instead of putting off tasks, this creature takes care of assignments in an appropriate and timely way. Notice that it “provides meat [food] in the summer, and gathers food in the harvest.”
Next time you see an ant, do not merely walk by. Instead, take note, consider how they are always busy, and determine to have this quality yourself. Whenever you feel the urge to give up or put off a task, tell yourself: “Hey, sluggard, remember the ant! Hop to it!”
More Bible verses about Ants Every Christian Should Know:
Proverbs 6:1-35 ESV
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor. Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler.
Proverbs 24:30-34 ESV
I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.
John 2:1-25 ESV
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Psalm 103:1-22 ESV
Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
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