GOD’S WORD FOR AUGUST 15
GOD’S WORD FOR AUGUST 15 ~ ~ Proverbs 6:6-8~ ~ “Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.”
Those who don’t believe the Bible is the Word of God have in the past pointed out an error, as they call it, in Proverbs 6:8. Proverbs 6:6-8 talks about the wisdom of the ant in gathering and storing food for the winter. Skeptics said this must come from some ancient myths about ants because there are no ants known to gather and store food. In the last few years, however, their laughter has stopped. We now know of three different species of ants that gather and store food. And guess what? Two of these species are native to Palestine!
Workers, depending on species, are about 1/4 to 1/2 inches long, and range from red to brown and black in color. They have a two-segmented pedicel (the attachment between the thorax and abdomen), and most species have a pair of spines on the top of their midsection. Many species also have long hairs on the underside of their heads, which is beard-like in appearance.
Some harvester ants may occasionally move their nest in response to changes in climate. Nests can be up to 3 feet deep, ranging from one to multiple entrances. Mound surfaces are sometimes covered with small pebbles, charcoal, or fragments of dead vegetation.
There is a single queen in each colony that is relatively long-lived. For example, Florida harvester ant queens have been recorded to live 17 years and queens of the Idaho harvester ant average 17 years but have lived for up to 30.
Evolutionists tell us that they are sure the first real human beings weren’t even smart enough to gather and store grain and seeds!!! We know from The Word that humans were created as intelligent beings.
Evolution is a product of satan to keep people from trusting God. So, it is obvious that ants who gather and store grain and seeds are totally unexpected by evolution. But we know that we have a Creator who provides for all the needs of all His creatures – even ants.
The Bible shows itself to be true in all earthly things it tells us about. This is God’s way of impressing upon us the accuracy of His Word so that we might believe when it tells us about spiritual things like our Savior, Jesus Christ.
We praise You and thank You, Lord God, for Your written Word and Your presence with us!!!!