Day 30 of 31 Days of Wisdom
“There are four things which are little on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise:
25 The ants are a people not strong, Yet they prepare their food in the summer;26 The rock badgers are a feeble folk, Yet they make their homes in the crags; 27 The locusts have no king, Yet they all advance in ranks;28 The spider skillfully grasps with its hands, And it is in kings’ palaces.” Proverbs 30:24-28
As we wind down the 31 days of wisdom series this chapter touches on various topics. I chose to highlight verses 24-28 because it once again illustrates how powerful wisdom is. Here we see four unassuming creatures (ants, rock badgers, locusts, and spiders) that use wisdom for their survival. As small as ants are they are wise enough to prepare food in “good times”, so that they are not caught off guard during the winter season. Rock badgers are easy prey for many animals. They are small, weak mammals. Nevertheless they use wisdom in finding the best and safest habitat for security which is in crags or cliffs. Locusts aren’t driven by a lead locust or King locust but yet they are united, able to travel up to over three hundred miles in a day. And although we sing about the “itsy bitsy spider”, they manage to live in the finest kingly palaces.
If wisdom can help elevate the smallest, weakest, unassuming creatures, what would wisdom do for us? If wisdom would cause a spider to live in a palace, where would it cause you to live? If wisdom would cause an ant to prosper in all seasons of life, how would wisdom protect you from a bad economy?
I am convinced that wisdom is truly the answer for many of life’s questions and challenges. Let us once again cry out for it. Let us once again apply our heart to it. Let us ask of the Lord and wait diligently to hear from Him. When we hear God’s voice whisper in our hearts, let us immediately listen. If we do, we will see the treasures of wisdom in remarkable ways.
Tomorrow, we’ll end our 31 days of wisdom series. I’ll be sharing some insight on what we refer to as “the virtuous woman”. Stay tuned!