"A slack [or whack] hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame" (Proverbs 10:4/5).
Just about everyone knows the story of the ant. The hardworking insects who put all their effort together to build and are then able to take pride and comfort in the fruits of their labor. The smart little critters who put the lazy to shame by using their industrious, hard-working acumen to make things happen. We have to give those ants credit where credit is due. The ant pretty much epitomizes Proverbs 10:4/5, because they gather in the summer and they are able to sleep well in the winter. What a tidy little case-study in using one's intellect and wisdom to go from A to B to Z. Just goes to show that God will use anything to get our attention. The ant, if we would study to show ourselves approved, can teach us alot. Proverbs 6:6-8 says, "Go to the ant, O sluggard [lazy person]; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest."
That little ant is something. So, there's no excuse for us really, because if an ant can prepare for a better life, so can we.
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