Look and Learn: Proverbs 30:24-28

Proverbs 30:24-28  “Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise:  (25)  Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer;  (26)  hyraxes{like a rabbit] are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags;  (27)  locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks;  (28)  a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings’ palaces.

Years ago I taught in a Primary School.  A key method of teaching to read was, “Look and Learn”.  We need to see a word and recognise it.  We also need to understand it.

The writer continues to use poetic form.  So, here, we have three – no – four things we can look at and learn from.  Ants work together and know the right time to get on.  Hyraxes live where it is safe where they can see danger coming.  Locusts move together without needing a king to control them.  Lizards (maybe geckos) are small and weak, yet they can live in splendour.

Each thought is a lesson for us as Christians and demonstrates an aspect of wisdom that comes from God.  Doing things in God’s time, living on the Rock of Christ,  moving together out of love not force, enjoying the riches of God’s grace.