The Bible is a strange place to find bugs, but it’s crawling with them. There are the plagues of the locusts and lice, the reserved manna turning into maggots, and multiple other references to beetles, moths, spiders, and even canker worms.
Consider the cockroach. If it happens to lose its head, it will continue to live and respond for twelve hours afterwards. Then you have the flea, which jumps two hundred times the length of its body. Not to be outdone by the flea is the male giant water bug. This dad carries over one hundred eggs on its back for a week until his children hatch.
Explore the world of bugs from what Scriptures say. Be prepared to be both creeped out and amazed at God’s creativity!
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come…” (2 Corinthians 5:17-18).
The caterpillar must first digest itself, releasing enzymes to dissolve all of its tissues, except for designated discs. The protein-rich liquid around is used to fuel the growth of wings, antennae, legs, eyes, and all the other features of an adult butterfly. The “old has gone and the new has come”. The butterfly never goes back to being a caterpillar.
Trusting in Jesus is much the same. We are transformed when we die to ourselves, and invite Jesus into our lives.
“Go to the ant… consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest” (Proverbs 6:6-8). “Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer” (Proverbs 30:24-25).
How wise are you? "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" (Proverbs 9:10).
Are you busy as a bee? It takes about 556 workers to gather one pound of honey from about two million flowers. That’s a lot, and bees communicate by dancing.
“How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth...” (Psalm 119: 103-104).
"Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth" (Psalm 96:1).
Get your buzzzzzzz on, for Him!