Monday, October 06, 2008

Go the ant

Got up this morning and turned on the TV on my way to my computer. TV was on the Science Channel and there was a documentary on ants.

There is a Bible verse that says, "Go to the ant, you lazy person. Consider her ways and be wise."
Proverbs 6:6 "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise." Proverbs 6:5-7

Also a verse that is kinda related to it,
Proverbs 30:27 "The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands." Proverbs 30:26-28

Now the interesting thing about the locust and the ant is their hierarchy. They seem to be ruled from the bottom up. Yeah, they have a queen but they busy themselves in a kind of controlled organized anarchy. They are joined together by the phermones of the queen and by a sense of working together for one supreme cause. But there is no leader who tells them what to do.

The church is like that. Or perhaps should be like that. Christ is our head, the holy spirit guides us. Instead of waiting around for the minister to tell us what to do, and saying we don't know how to use our gift or what gift to use, we should trust that we are being led. This would definitely get rid of a lot of spiritual laziness where people go about saying they just don't feel "led" to do anything, or where they say they are "waiting on the Lord" to tell them what to do. -C
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