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Follow the Leader

Follow the leader! The leading ant paves the way for a nestmate to follow. Notice the following ant’s antennae making tight contact with the abdomen of the lead ant. Photo © Alex Wild

In Scripture Jesus is called the Word (Lógos), which literally means “a thing to be said.” It emphasizes His standing as God’s supreme and definitive Voice in the universe. He is the communicator of the mind of God through the words of Scripture, and Ruach HaKodesh [Holy Spirit]. He also created the universe and upholds it “by the word of His power” to ensure that His attributes are clearly seen in nature (see John 1:1Hebrews 1:3; and Romans 1:20). So it should not surprise us to find highly complex societies of ants who communicate and cooperate to accomplish amazing tasks.

As a result of their cooperation and hard work, ants are more successful than almost any other creature in settling the earth. They may account for one-fifth of the total mass of all land animals. It is to the ants that God directs our attention: “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).

Editor’s Note:
Ants are considered HARD workers.  The opposite of being a sluggard.  Ants work as a team, because G-d created them as a Team.  As a man shared with me recently, his wife had reminded him to Focus on what was in front of him.  To obey the prophet who told his servant, not to turn to the left or to the right, but to accomplish the task I have set before you.  He recognizes G-d’s Wisdom in his wife, and so becomes wiser himself.