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Learning from the Bees – Part 1

Learning from the Bees – Part 1

Scripture Reference: Proverbs 31:37

Materials Needed: Beehive or Ant village

Through the last year, my husband and I have been learning about bees. After watching them and reading information about them, I am challenged by the work ethic of the honey bee.

In the spring and summer, honey bees spend their days working to build the hive and produce honey. Each day they get what is needed for building and producing. They know if they slack off, that fall and winter is coming, and once summer is over, there will be no chance to get the materials needed for their processes.

If one watches a working hive, it appears the bees are just buzzing around, but the work they are completing is well organized and serves a purpose for the greater good of the hive.

In the fall and winter, the bees work to maintain what they have already built. The hive has to be cleaned and they have to get food. The honey bee cannot ignore their home and simply just live there.

All of us could certainly learn from the honey bee. God’s Word warns us to redeem the time and to work while it is day. During the “spring and summer” seasons of our lives, we love to bask in the Son and just enjoy God’s goodness, but it is easy to skip prayer and Bible study because life is good.

Any child of God, especially those who have a long term relationship with Him, knows that those “fall and winter” seasons will come around again. It is vitally important that each life is prepared for those times of heartache and despair. When these times arrive, it is too late to prepare. Thank God that He is plentiful in mercy, because He helps us, even when we have failed to help ourselves.

So, regardless of the life season, remember to pray and study God’s Word and thank Him for His great provision during all seasons of life.

Additional Scripture references: Proverbs 6:6; Ephesians 5:16

By: Lydia Cox

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