(Proverbs 30:19 KJV) The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
Four familiar events that Solomon is saying are not to be understood. On the surface they might seem to be obvious but in reality, who knows. Take the flight of an “eagle” (5405). I was talking about the miracle of flight this week. Have you seen the contraptions that were tried over the years to imitate the flight of eagles? Most of them totally missed the principle God had developed to make flight possible. The man on the ground focused on the flapping of wings and never got off the ground. It took the development of the scientific method to look at all the failures and do the research to find the answer.
Flight is possible because of Bernoulli’s Principle. It was discovered that birds can fly not because they flap their wings with vigor but because of the shape of the wings being flapped. As the air rushes across the top of the wing is greater than the bottom and that moving air causes lift. Airplanes don’t flap their wings. They are propelled through the air and the bird shaped wings give enough lift for flight to take place.
Who would have known? That is an easy question, God.
So? How many issues in our lives have a solution that God knows but we have not considered? Many of the things we do everyday by habit in a Christian society are foreign to other cultures. The concepts to honesty and mercy don’t develop naturally, they were demanded. Read about those and the other principles that God has established for the good life.