GOD’S WORD FOR DECEMBER 6
GOD’S WORD FOR DECEMBER 6 ~ ~Psalm 26:7~ ~ “That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.”
Naturalists have learned that animals not only have language but also have a learned culture, which they teach to the next generation.
A study of white crowned sparrows in the San Francisco Bay area shows that the sparrows’ songs from one area to another are very much alike, but they have different dialects. Sparrows from opposite ends of the same town may even have variations in their songs. Researchers have found that young sparrows experiment with a variety of sounds – just as human babies babble. But they learn their song in the dialect of the adults around them. Likewise, each dialect group has its own unique variations on the mating ritual, to which only birds from the same dialect group respond. Dozens of birds are known to have dialects.
We now know that many birds learn their language from their parents and culture, just as do human infants. Language and culture are clearly not the result of our evolutionary progress but the gift of our Creator!
Parents and grandparents have an awesome responsibility to tell their children about salvation. Their eternity depends upon it, as well as their ability to rely on Jesus Christ for living this life and doing His will for them.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.