Day 273: Small Wonders of Wisdom


Proverbs 30:24

There are four things on earth that are small but unusually wise: Ants aren’t strong, but they store up food all summer. Hyraxes—they aren’t powerful, but they make their homes among the rocks. Locusts—they have no king, but they march in formation. Lizards are easy to catch, but they are found even in kings’ palaces.


Wisdom can be found in small things.

We can learn wisdom simply by observing God’s creation – it is incredible when you think of it. Solomon mastered knowledge about plants, from the giant cedar that grows in Lebanon to the tiny hyssop that grows in the cracks of the wall. He understood everything about animals and birds, reptiles and fish.

Take the four small wonders Solomon points out in today’s Proverb: ants, Hyraxes, Locusts, and Lizards.

Here’s the wisdom of these animals:

  • Ants – They have the wisdom to have savings – an emergency fund.
  • Hyraxes – A small animal more closely associated with an elephant, even though it looks like a rodent. A Hyraxes is wise enough to have a strong fortress for protection.
  • Locusts – Although leaderless, they know how to work together to advance their communal cause.
  • Lizards – The wisdom of the lizards is that they’re often invited to live in high-class places because they benefit the owners – eating insects and ridding the palace of them.


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