Thursday, October 3, 2019

Be As Wise As The Locust

"There are four things which are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise:

The locusts have no king, yet they all advance in ranks;"
Proverbs 30:24, 27 (NKJV)

Having a good leader is a wonderful thing.  But there is a difference between a leader and a lion tamer.  Have you ever been to a circus or seen one on TV or in a movie where they showed a lion tamer?  In one way, the lion tamer is a leader because they direct their animals in what to do, but if you did not have a lion tamer then it is very likely that the lions would not do what they are supposed to do.  Having a leader is good, but if we need a lion tamer in our life, that is bad.

Most people would not immediately think of locusts as being a source of wisdom, but Proverbs 30 tells us that the locusts are exceedingly wise.  But why would the locusts be considered wise?  We are told that the locusts do not have a king, but they still all advance in ranks.  Locusts move forward with one common goal and that is how they can be considered wise.  Just like the locusts, Christians should be able to move forward together with the common goal of doing the will of God.

Christians definitely need leaders, but we should not need a lion tamer or a king.  Unfortunately, too many believers lack focus and motivation and they constantly need someone to point them in the right direction and keep them from falling behind or getting in the way of others.  Through being spiritually mature and being led by the Holy Spirit we can move forward together in the will of God for ourselves and for the overall Body of Christ.  We all need to be as wise as the locust.

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