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Godly Wisdom from Plants and Animals 

Godly Wisdom from Plants and Animals

Job 12:7-10 (KJV) 
But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; 
and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
 {8} Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: 
and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. 
{9} Who knoweth not in all these 
that the hand of the LORD hath accomplished this?
 {10} In whose hand is the soul of every living thing,
 and the breath of all mankind.

Prov 6:6-11 (KJV)
 Go to the ant, thou sluggard {=lazy person}; consider her ways, and be wise: 
{7} Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, 
{8} Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. 
{9} How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? {10} Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 
{11} So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, 
and thy want as an armed man.

[Note from The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge]:
the ant (KJV): The ant has been famous in all ages for its social habits, foresight, economy and industry.  Collecting their food at the proper seasons, they bite off the ends of the grain to prevent it from germinating, and lay it up in cells till needed. 

Jer 8:5-9 (KJV)
Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return. 
{6} I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: 
no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? 
every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle. 
{7} Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times;
 and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
 {8} How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us?
 Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.
 {9} The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: 
lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; 
and what wisdom is in them?

Prov 1:10-19 (KJV) 
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. 
{11} If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, 
let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause:
 {12} Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; 
and whole, as those that go down into the pit: 
{13} We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: 
{14} Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: 

{15} My son, walk not thou in the way with them;
 refrain thy foot from their path: 
{16} For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. 
{17} Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
 {18} And they lay wait for their own blood; 
they lurk privily for their own lives.
 {19} So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; 
which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

Isa 1:2-9 (KJV) 
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, 
I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. 
{3} The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib:
 but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
 {4} Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, 
children that are corrupters: 
they have forsaken the LORD, 
they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger,
 they are gone away backward. 
{5} Why should ye be stricken any more?
 ye will revolt more and more: 
the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. 
{6} From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; 
but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: 
they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment. 
{7} Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire:
 your land, strangers devour it in your presence, 
and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. 
{8} And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard,
 as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
 {9} Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, 
we should have been as Sodom, 
and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Mat 6:24-34 (KJV) 
No man can serve two masters:
 for either he will hate the one, and love the other; 
or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. 
Ye cannot serve God and [=make a god of wealth]. 

{25} Therefore I say unto you, 
Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; 
nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. 
Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 
{26} Behold the fowls of the air: 
for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; 
yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.
 Are ye not much better than they? 
{27} Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 

{28} And why take ye thought for raiment? 
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; 
they toil not, neither do they spin: 
{29} And yet I say unto you, 
That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 
{30} Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, 
which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, 
shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
 {31} Therefore take no thought, saying, 
What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? 
or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
 {32} (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) 
for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 
{33} But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; 
and all these things shall be added unto you. 
{34} Take therefore no thought for the morrow: 
for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.
 Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.


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