GOD’S WORD FOR DECEMBER 5
GOD’S WORD FOR DECEMBER 5 ~ ~ Psalm 24:1 ~ ~ “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”
We all know that many animals, like chimps, horses, dogs, cats, and others can learn simple words, and respond to them, either by determined training or by repetition and reward in their search for food. Research shows that dolphins and sea lions can also learn language. Researchers used the same methods to get people and pigeons to memorize a string of numbers. They found that people can usually remember no more than nine numbers in a sequence; pigeons can remember five. They also discovered that pigeons, like people, memorize lists by grouping together similar elements in the list.
Most of us have seen the “wounded wing” display of the Kildeer bird in plowed fields to lead predators away from its young. New research shows that the birds behave differently, depending on whether they are familiar with an intruder and know if the intruder is a true threat.
It’s been discovered that dolphins try to hide from tuna boats by not jumping when a tuna boat is near. If this doesn’t work, dolphins will swim on the right side of the boat because the cranes and nets are usually on the left side.
As one scientist put it, animals are as smart as they need to be, no more and no less. When God made the animals, He was generous with something He has an unlimited amount of – intelligence.
If animals can still respond like this today, after thousands of years (no, not millions) of living in a fallen world, think how they must have been in the Garden of Eden before the fall!!!
Adam and Eve didn’t seem surprised that the snake (serpent at that time) talked to them. I wonder how many other animals talked.
We will have to wait for our eternal home to find the answer to that one!!!
Psalm 50:10-11~ ~ “For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.I know all the birds of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.”
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