Daily Wisdom 104: Proverbs 6:6

Proverbs 6:6 (NKJV) — 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise,

The example of the ant. Lazy people can learn from the example of the ant. The ant is mentioned only twice in the Old Testament, here and  in Proverbs 30:25. The Scripture uses many illustrations from the animal kingdom, for we can learn valuable lessons from God’s creation. The ants, for example, operate purely by God-given instinct. Humans also have instruction from God, but they often subordinate it by laziness and carelessness. The lesson for the sluggard is that the ant provides for her needs by industrious work and wise storing in reserve, and she does not have to borrow unwisely or depend upon the work of others.

ant on green leaf

Proverbs 30:25 (NKJV) — 25 The ants are a people not strong, Yet they prepare their food in the summer;