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Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.

Proverbs 6:6-8 NKJV

The word ‘go’ is an action word. It’s both a command and an admonition. It gives direction. It’s usually a movement from a particular state of mind, a location, or a status to another, usually the unfamiliar which one has not experience. God told Abraham to leave the familiar and go into the unfamiliar, He told the Israelites to go forward, told Elijah to go to the widow of Zarephath. Every instruction to go is designed to do us good and make us better. Effort is required to leave the familiar for the unfamiliar, the comfort zone for a place of uncertainty, from the secure to a place capable of exposing our weakness and revealing our vulnerability.

And in this case the directive is to go to the college of the ants. It is a command to go get what you don’t have, but need from someone who has it. Now it takes humility, vulnerability, and meekness to admit something is missing in your life.

Go to the ants. If God had said to go to the lion, some may think it honorable, after all, the lion is a strong animal and the king of the jungle, while others would express fear as an excuse not to learn. But He says “go to the ants,” giving no one an excuse. However, you have to deal with your pride and ego. Remember Naaman the Syrian, sometimes people we look down on possess certain qualities we require for our own progress in life. “Be humble, to go to the ants,” God says. Go to those who possess the qualities you require to build your life.

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  1. This message hit me real hard and has opened my mind to what God has been telling me.
    Thank you so much Pastor for yeilding to the call.

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