“There are four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: The ants are a people [tribe] not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer, …” (Prov. 30:24).
Christ said to seek first the kingdom of righteousness and then all other provisions would be added unto us, therefore, we are to store up spiritual food. Spiritual food is more profitable to us than storing up natural food. It’s not the enemy attacking us that makes us spiritually strong and healthy, it is the spiritual nourishment we receive when we sit at the Master’s table. It makes us wise and prepares us to be strong against the enemy of our minds. Education, both spiritual and natural, is the key to knowing the truth that sets us free from sin and ignorance, it is the key to those provisions we need in the kingdom of righteousness.
The Anointed Word that was embodied in flesh was Truth made manifest. If we don’t study it, evaluate it, and yield to it, it will not be stored up in our spirit, and we will not be strong when faced with ignorance and wickedness.
“The conies [rock rabbits] are but a feeble folk, yet they make their houses in the rocks.”
Rocks not only represent a solid foundation, they also represent protection, that is, the power of Yahweh, which comes through the Spirit of Truth. Second Samuel 22:47 says, and we also sing, “The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.” David said, in Psalms 89:26, “You are my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.”
As we fellowship with the believers, we need to listen to the wisdom the Father has given unto them, commit ourselves to understanding truth and righteousness in every area of our lives that we might be spiritually strong. I love what 1 Timothy 4:8-9 says, “[B]odily exercise profits us for only a short time: but godliness is profitable unto all things [in every area of your life], having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful [trustworthy, dependable] saying and worthy of all acceptance.”
“The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands [in groups].”
We should not fail to gather to gather with other believers and encourage each other in righteousness, recognize the spiritual needs, the various stages of growth, and the value of the Body of Christ in our own growth. We should all be in one mind and in one accord in the idea that we are all a work in process.
My interpretation of Philippians 1:6 is: “Being confident of this very thing, that the heavenly Father which has begun a good work in us will guide, comfort, and teach us until we are manifestations of righteousness! It is the Anointing, the Father, in us that brings the hope of that glorious manifestation of righteousness.” We are none set above the other as king, for only Christ is our King.
“The spider takes hold [manipulates] with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces” [Prov. 30:24-28]. The term “with her hands” is a primitive word; a hand (the open one [indicating the power, the means, the direction, etc.],).
In spite of all adversity we want to make our way into the King’s (royalty) palace ( or temple) by pure determination, action, and goal planning, by communication with the Father and having faith in his ability to lead us unto all truth. We are the King’s children, we inherit the kingdom of Yahweh. Yahweh told humankind to be productive (Gen. 1:28), saying, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it.”
Paul reminds us that “the kingdom of Yahweh is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 14:17). The King of this kingdom is our heavenly Father, and the manifestation of it should be us, his children!