Organization and Order
Lessons from the Ant
Proverbs 6:6-8 NKJV
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
Recently I saw a video on YouTube of a scientists who wanted to find out how deep an ant colony went into the ground. They had some liquid cement that they poured into an anthill and the first thing that shocked them is the amount of cement they had to put into the anthill. They allowed it to set and dry and after a few days, they came back and gently started to dig out this complex structure now cast in cement. What they uncovered was unbelievable because it was such a humongous and complicated structure and to imagine tiny ants had put this together.
It must have taken such order, organization, and precision to create such a complex structure deep in the earth for such tiny creatures.
We serve a God who is orderly and organized in how he does his work. The book of Genesis tells the story of creation and in it, we see a God who had a plan, and with order and precision, he executed his plan.
You and I are also called to do our work with order and not be haphazard and confused. The bible tells us that all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner, and besides, our God is not a God of confusion.
To think that the bible says that the ant has no captain overseer or ruler and yet these tiny creatures display such a high standard of order and precision in the way that they work should be a challenge to you and me who are called children of God. How we do our work reflects on the God we claim to serve, may we be organized and orderly just like our God is.
What is the state of your room/ house right now?
Do you think God is concerned about how organized we are when we do the work he has given us?
What must you do to be more organized and orderly?
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