Hard Financial Times? Be Like an Ant
A biblical principle for working through financial struggle.
Remember the old fable about the ant and the grasshopper? The ant works hard all year long to store up for winter, while the grasshopper plays and gathers nothing. When winter hits and the snows fall, the grasshopper begins to starve and must go to the ants in order to survive. Meanwhile, the ants are warm, safe, and secure--and they have plenty to help the grasshopper out in his need. In Proverbs 6:6, God tells us to go to the ant--not the grasshopper:
Consider her ways and be wise.
Which, having no captain, overseer or ruler,
She provides her supplies in the summer.
And gathers her food in the harvest.
Reprinted from 'The Storehouse Principle' by Al Jandl and Van Crouch, CrossStaff Publishers, 2004. Rev. Jandl is founder of Living Stones Church in Alvin, Texas. Van Crouch is a speaker and corporate consultant.