GOD’S WORD FOR OCTOBER 14
GOD’S WORD FOR OCTOBER 14 ~ ~ Psalm 100:3~ ~ ““Know that the LORD is God: It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.”
What keeps the big-bodied bumblebee with those little, stubby wings in the air? Scientists are still trying to learn the secret of bumblebee flight. And while they are learning some astonishing things about the bumblebee, they still don’t know how he does it.
Scientists have been testing bumblebees by monitoring their energy use, placing them in wind tunnels, and measuring their oxygen use. No, they haven’t been able to make little oxygen masks for the bees – bumblebees have 24 breathing holes.
Scientists have learned that a flying bumblebee flaps its wings 160 times per second and consumes the equivalent of 180 candy bars per hour! A flying bee uses the same amount of oxygen for its body weight as a flying bird or a bat. However, unlike birds, the bumblebee uses no more oxygen when hovering than when flying. This is only one of the discoveries that contradict scientists’ theories. In fact, the director of the latest studies on bumblebee flight admits that they still have no idea how the bumblebee stays in the air. He warns other scientists to stop using the current theories on the subject because they are far too simple.
Of course, our Creator God knows how to make a bumblebee fly, even if the best of modern science can’t figure it out.
The bumblebee, like other members of creation, rely entirely upon their creator to give them the abilities they need. They don’t function by pride or competition. They do what they were created to do.
So it should be with those of us who name the Name of Jesus as our only Savior. He gives us what we need when we need it. He gives us everything that is within His will that we should have. If we are humbled before Him, we won’t be disheartened by that, knowing that He will take are of every detail of our lives. There are many hundreds of verses that promise us that. Here are just a few:
“But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”
“as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,”
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Lest we forget, there is a crucial condition that Jesus laid out for us concerning His promises in Matthew 6:33~ ~ ~“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”