Lessons from the Ants

The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer (Prov. 30:25).

One of the characteristics of the Wisdom of Solomon is the ability to learn through observation even from little things that most people ignore. He learnt many lessons from the ants that are feeble but never lack food. Let’s follow. The ants are good planners, they are ahead at work while other animals are sleeping, and they have good storage facilities cum methods to last them for a long time. Knowing these would not make so much difference like using the principles.

This mindset of the ants has defeated the excuse that some people are strong while others are not, hence the strong takes it all. There is a place of planning, strategizing, smart work and foresight that may not necessarily belong to the strong. The ants are not a strong people, neither are they people of excuses. There are far too many people operating from advantageous positions in life that may never be able to achieve half of what an ant attitude would do.

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches (Prov. 24:3-4).

The building of a house has little to do with money but everything to do with wisdom, understanding and knowledge. Same thing goes for the building of a great life. Joseph left his father’s house with nothing but became great in life to accommodate his siblings because he operated in wisdom, understanding and the knowledge of the holy.

The days to come will throw up challenges that will require more than money to solve. There may be scarcity of money or the value may be lost but the use of wisdom, knowledge and understanding will trump money. The ants’ mindset people will survive. The children of the kingdom need to learn strategic planning, walk in knowledge and understanding to become all that God has destined for them irrespective of the economic situation that will befall the world.