"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest."
I have always been intrigued by this instruction. Ever since I read it, I always notice the ants and ant hills in my back yard. While on the one hand I am bothered by the ant hills, on the other, I am impressed by these observations:
1. They have no commander, overseer or ruler. This is amazing to me. How would human beings do if we had no commander, overseer or ruler. It speaks to me of some level of "mutuality" and serving one another.
2. It stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. This speaks to me of preparation, wisdom, and sacrificing the immediate for the future.
May I be a man who will learn from all of God's creation and creatures. And may I be one who is wise who will store and gather at the right time, for the right reason for a future season. You? Seen any ants lately?