Ants are Wise

Four things on earth are small, but they are exceedingly wise: the ants are a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer. Proverbs 30:24-25

This morning marked the commencement another generation experiencing a family tradition, reading Proverbs before school. My daughter, Torah, started kindergarten this week at Nathan Hale Elementary. We will each day, with morning crises excepted, consider principles from the chapter number corresponding with the date. Since she’s only in kindergarten we will only do a verse or two each day.

Today’s verse highlights the wisdom of the ants, who while not strong work hard to provide food for the year while it’s summertime. We talked about how Torah, even though she was “little,” can work hard at school and be prepared for the future by learning and gaining skills for life.

This is a good principle for all of us to consider. None of us are very strong. We don’t necessarily have super skills for everything life throws at us. And yet, by working hard when we have the opportunity we will be prepared for the future. Winter comes each year for the ants. Their food supply becomes┬ávery limited but without fail they survive. They appear each spring and summer at our picnics.

We can be ready for difficult times that may occur in the future by working hard and planning ahead.

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