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Lessons from the Ant (4 of 7)
Series: Lessons from 'Father' Nature
Ken D. Trivette
Proverbs 6:6-8, 30:25
I. THE VARIETY OF THE ANT!
A. Slave Maker Ants
B. Dairying Ants
C. Honey Ants
II. THE ACTIVITY OF THE ANT!
A. The Habitation of the Ant
B. The Communication of the Ant
C. The Cooperation of the Ant
D. The Purification of the Ant
III. THE PRIORITY OF THE ANT!
A. An Anticipation of the Future
B. A Preparation for the Future
1. When you read the Bible you find that many times people are compared to various figures of nature. You find that saved people are compared to sheep, cattle, lions, eagles, etc. You also find that lost people are compared to goats, swine, dogs, vultures, etc. I find it very interesting the only time a figure of nature is compared to people is in the case of the ant.
2. The ant is mentioned only twice in the Bible and on one of those occasions we read, ''The ants are a people...'' (Proverbs 6:6). This would suggest to me that of all the figures of nature we have considered and will consider; special consideration is to be given to the ant.
3. We read in Proverbs 6:6 ''Go to the ant.'' The particular word that is used for ''go'' means to, ''walk with.'' The Bible is telling us to walk with the ant. Why are we to walk with the ant? The answer is also given in verse 6, ''Consider her ways.'' We are not only to walk with the ant, but also to watch the ant. The word ''ways'' literally means, ''a road'' and is figurative of a course of life. We are to walk with the ant and observe its course of life, its daily activities and affairs.
4. Now I know that most of you when you think of ants you think of ''Raid'' or the Orkin man. You think of a pest rather than a picture. For most, the ant is viewed as something to be smashed by the foot and killed. There may be one or two that thinks of the ant as something to be smothered in chocolate and eaten. The only time I have ever eaten chocolate covered ants w ...
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