Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! Proverbs 6:6
Ants are a little creature that no one really likes, yet they are very amazing and interesting. They can be seen always moving, always working. Watch a line of ants going somewhere. They are always in line with each other as they travel. Disturb an ant pile and watch them go to work to repair the damage.
Along with seeing them work, just take a look at the ant hill that was made. Ant hills can be several inches high and a foot across. Looking at how small each ant is and how small each granule of sand or dirt is, it is amazing how much work they had to do in order to build that hill.
Solomon tells the people to look at the ant and consider its ways. It is always working and building.
Many people do not like to work. They want to sit at home or somewhere else and relax. The method of relaxing is different for each person. Some like to play games, watch sports, read books, sleep, or something else. The common thread is that they do not want to do any work.
People like to procrastinate on what needs to be done. Or they want to let someone else do the job.
Solomon was looking at the provision for self. Working to provide food, clothing and shelter for yourself.
Along with needing to work for those things, Jesus gave you a job to do. His job is to build His kingdom. It is a spiritual, eternal job on this earth. That job is to go out and tell others about Him. How many people in the world around you still do not know about Jesus?
As you go through your days, you must take an inventory of how you are spending your days. How much time are you just relaxing?
And how much time are you working to do God’s will on this earth and build His kingdom?
Do not allow this world to distract you from the job you need to do. Allow God to give you the strength needed to get the work done. Do not slack off today.
I pray today that you will know what God wants you to do; that God will strengthen you for the job to be done; that God will reveal areas that need work; and that you will find rest in God alone.