“They have no leader, chief, or ruler, but they store up their food during the summer, getting ready for winter” (Pro.6:7-8).
Ascending in Wisdom
After taking a soft drink halfway, I decided to reserve the leftover without a refrigerator. Shortly after my absence, God answered the long-awaited prayers of the little ants. I observed only one ant at first sight. I ignored its influence. My absence created the opportunity for this ant to collaborate with its colleagues. “If ants were humans…”, I thought to myself. My thoughts developed into a short piece that I would like to share with you.
Five Lessons from the Ants
It’s amazing how God teaches wisdom through nature. Just a few minutes of absence made a host of ants enjoy the same drink I bought with my money. I could see great joy in their hearts (if they have one). The victory of a long search by one ant led to the feast of others.
I want to outline five major lessons from this single ant:
Eradicating selfish attitudes.
Poverty continues to strive in some places today due to the selfishness of a few people. This little ant recognized that it cannot finish the abundant drink; it went to call the attention of others. It is bad to bother less about what happens to others when you are filled. Learn from the ant!
After the host of ants had gathered, it was difficult for me to recognize the particular ant that brought fortune to others. Some people can hardly do things quietly without public notice or applause. The Bible says in Pro. 27:2, “let another man praise you and not your own lips”. You lose your reward and honor when you are eager to accept human praise for every act of kindness.
The ants walked in the same line as they go drink from the soft Malta drink. We live in a world where people want to enjoy life fast without patience. Living an orderly life will bring peace and lasting enjoyment to your life. How do you feel when someone jumps the queue in your presence? It reveals the character deficit in such an individual.
“They have no leader, chief, or ruler, but they store up their food during the summer, getting ready for winter”. The ants are very organized. They don’t argue with each other. They plan in advance. How many times have you done things rashly without an adequate plan? It may be one of the reasons for one’s shattered dreams. Some people can hardly do things well without external supervision. Learn from the ants!
You can hardly see ants idle. They are always on the move doing one thing or the other. Just think of it: If God should point the attention of an ant to you, what can it learn?