Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bees-A Lesson in Obedience

One of our most favorite things as a family is to study nature. As a result, we have several nature dvd's by the Moody Science Institute, one of which is about bees.

Bees are marvelous creatures. We learned about how they construct their houses and how the hexagram is the perfect shape. We learned how they control the temperature of the hive. We learned how they protect the hive and many more things. The one thing that stuck out the most in my mind, was how they communicate.

When a scout bee is telling another bee where the food source is, he wiggles his body so many times a minute to tell how far away the food source is and angles his body to tell what direction according to the sun. As I was meditating on this, I thought of how the world rotates and how the angle of the sun changes. So let's suppose a bee told another bee to fly at 30 degrees, within 30 minutes, those directions would be inaccurate!

How true is this of when God tells us to do something. What He told me for today may very well not even work if I try it tomorrow!

What a powerful lesson from the bees that delayed obedience is disobedience! Not only must I require strict and prompt obedience of my children, I must model it in my daily walk with my heavenly Father. My prayer is that I will not only obey, but that I will obey quickly, completely, without questioning or complaining.

The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Psalm 19:1

Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. I Samuel 15:2

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I didn't know that the bees' directions would be off after a short time. What a great nature lesson!


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