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The Ant: A Great Teacher

Key Verse

“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep” (Proverbs 6:6,9)

Text — : Proverbs 6:6-11


The significance of learning properly and acting wisely remains the primary focus of worthwhile education. The holy Book says, “By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through” (Ecclesiastes 10:18). Our text, Proverbs 6:6-11 and Ecclesiastes 10:18 clearly point us to an unusual teacher, the ant for us to learn valuable lessons and perform some tasks that would impact Christian youths in all generations. We learn from the ant the virtues of: self-motivation, foresight, hard work, determination, team work and unity.

If we heed the lessons of the ant, there would be no laziness; we would progress and prosper without leadership problems.  We would attain self-sufficiency at difficult times and be adequately prepared for every examination, both academically and spiritually. Since no obstacle is impossible for the ant to surmount, Christians, as the crown of God’s creation, must avoid mediocrity and push for excellence at all times to the glory of God. Invite Christ into your life today for the enabling grace to excel.


Push for excellence at all times


Add faith in God to hard work to excel.

Prayer for today

Dear Lord, deliver me from laziness and procrastination.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


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