(Proverbs 30:25 KJV) The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
As I write, we are coming to the end of a year. Solomon seems to be telling us to look to creation for ideas in how we can make next year better.
Most of us do not look favorably on ants. They invade our kitchens. They mess up our picnics. We think of food scraps and disease. But there is another side that is referred to here and in the fable of the grasshopper and the ant. Ants remind us to “prepare” (3559).
Preparation has many facets. Planning is one. Gathering is another. Delayed gratification is often overlooked. As believers we should also be setting aside time to prepare our hearts and souls for a year of service.
So? Find time to prepare. A list of resolutions probably won’t do much for you, but some serious prayer and scheduling might make the year more rewarding for you and for the plans God has for you.