June 6, 2024 – 06/06/2024
6 – The Flesh of Man
6 – The Flesh of Man

Proverbs 6:6 (NKJV) Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise.


Many people have heard of the children’s story called The Tortoise and the Hare by Aesop. The writer was talking about how slow and steady wins the race and to not expend all your energy at once.

Well, our Loving Father reminds us in Proverbs 6:6 to consider how the ant works every day, striving to stock up her nest when the weather is nice to ensure she and her family have food to eat during harsh weather. God wants those who engage in the folly of indolence or laziness like a sloth to learn from watching the ant.

God provides all we need every day, and we want for nothing. However, He does warn those who do not do for themselves or others daily to be wary. Sloths are terribly slow and lazy and do not bother about future needs, whereas the ant works day by day to ensure the future needs are secure for itself and its family.

Without guidance, the ant instinctively cares for itself and its ant family. God commands you to love Him and then your neighbors.  If you are only concerned about today and what you want, you are missing the opportunities God gives you to love your neighbors and be the hands and feet of Jesus while on this Earth.

God also warns that those who love their laziness more than their future needs, they will find themselves in desperate need and living in poverty when they open their eyes because it sneaks up on them like a thief in the night and then they find themselves the one hoping for someone to help them.

God loves you but He wants to know you honor His command to love your neighbors. Next time you see that ant while you are outside, remember the reminder that God gives you to look up and see your neighbor and anyone else in need that He has brought to you. While you are on this Earth, you are to be the hands and feet of King Jesus.

Declaration: I will honor God and ensure to keep my eyes open and embrace all those in need that He brings to me. I will be the hands and feet of King Jesus while I walk this Earth.

The Tortoise and the Hare by Aesop: Read the Story