Lessons from an Ant

Proverbs 4-6

I knew I didn't have the right picture* to go with my choice of Scripture for today, but a visit to stock.xchng fixed that problem. You can download free pictures from this site, Here is the result.

I'm reading through Proverbs at the moment and here are today's verses:

"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. How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little more sleep, a little more slumber, a little more folding of the hands to rest—and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man" —Proverbs 6:6-11, NIV.

Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow. right? Only because tomorrow might be too late. Circumstances change. What is possible today might not be possible tomorrow.  Then there is always the reality that tomorrow might never come for me, or you, or the person or project that we are putting off for a more convenient moment.

Good lesson from the ants. I wonder if they somehow have implanted in their memory banks that old adage: "Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today."

*Photo: Greg Zbrozek, Ipswich, Suffolk, England


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