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GOD’S WORD FOR OCTOBER 13 ~ ~ Deuteronomy 6:5 ~ ~ “And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”

Not all flowers are created equal. Some flowers are a good source of nectar while others are a waste of time. Alfalfa flowers can kill a honeybee because they are designed for pollination by larger insects. When an insect lands, a central petal in the flower releases the stamen and sweeps pollen upward to aid pollination. Honeybees can be tossed off the flower or trapped inside by this action.

Scientists always thought that honeybees solved the problem of finding safe and productive flowers by remembering a list of characteristics. They believed the honeybee was evolutionarily too simple to remember mental pictures of favored flowers. However, recent experiments have convinced scientists that bees actually store a mental picture of productive flowers. In these experiments, bees were rewarded with sugar water for visiting some patterns and not others. Their reactions showed that they remember images, not simply patterns.

What’s more, the experiments showed that bees are quite intelligent and good learners. One scientist noted that these experiments showed that evolution’s assumptions about so-called higher and lower creatures are false. Those who believe in evolution are having to rethink their view of the world. Meanwhile, we can give thanks to God for so generously giving the gift of intelligence to so many of His creatures.

While intelligence can determine many things in this world, it is of no higher level as far as our relationship to our Savior. That relationship doesn’t rely on intellect, nor does it rely on emotion.

It is purely a decision of our will. We make the decision to follow Christ no matter what confronts us, what emotions we feel, or what our intelligence level is. He died to pay for the sins of all of us. In fact, He goes out of His way to help us to understand that when He says in Matthew 11:25& 26:

“ At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes.  Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. ”

Humble submission to the Lord of Lords and King of Kings. This is all He asks. He has done the work. We cannot save ourselves.

James 4:10 ~ ~ “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”

Matthew 18:4

“Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Even more, His power and strength is given to children.

Psalm 8:2 ~ ~ “Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength,
Because of Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger.”

1 Corinthians 1:27

“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;”

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