Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man. (Proverbs 6:6-11)
Today's Morsel: Are you prepared for the unexpected? Do you ever consider what you would do if you lost your job, home, or a loved one? What preparations have you made should the economy really buckle under and there are no jobs? Solomon said that we should consider the ant, which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. Ants get most of their food during the summer because they know that for them that's harvest time. They gather their food for the unforeseen and for the hard times to come. We can learn alot from nature. Now is not the time to slumber and sleep. Now is the time to work. Jesus said we should work while it is day, because the night is coming when no man can work. We all have an opportunity while we live and breathe to lay up treasures in heaven. But if we slumber and sleep, we may get taken by surprise and have nothing to show for our labor when Jesus returns. Remember, Jesus said, "I go to prepare a place for you." But he didn't say anything about putting anything in it for you. He left that responsibility to you. "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" (Matthew 6:19-21). As a Boy Scout, our motto was always, "Be prepared?"
Sing: So! Get up! Get ready, we're getting ready to go, get a move on child for in a little while, we'll be going home; I've made up my mind I ain't wasting time, the trumpets about to blow; so get up, get ready, we're getting ready to go.