Good Day to each and all of you that are reading my column—I hope this day finds you well and that you are enjoying the fruits of the spirit.
So here is the question and what does this have to do with Understanding God’s Laws? Well, I have a newsflash—God is here and has never left—we, as his people have left him. God says that he will never leave us nor desert us and that is him promise—He has NEVER broken his promise, not one time. Can you say that? I know that I can’t, and that is one of the many things that I work on daily.
God was here before you and I ever existed—Look at how Genesis 1:1 (KJV) starts In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth. The creation in the first chapter of Genesis gives each of us his roadmap with verse 31a telling us And God saw every thing that he made: and behold, it was very good.
As you read Genesis 1, you must marvel of all that God has created – Let me provide an example for you to ponder—I was reading in the Beyond Today, July – August 2018 issue about the Honeybee written by Robert Curry. Follow with me as you read this and then you be in awe.
Fellow gardeners, this is for you especially, as you are aware of the diminishing bee population and the need for more bees in our land. Mr. Curry says there are eight species of the honeybee, how God designed them and their function. God already figured out how pollination worked the first time the bee was created and that the bee was to thrive on flowering plants that rely on bees to reproduce and bear fruit. God equipped the honeybee with devices to locate and collect pollen, nectar or water. Mr. Curry says this is a mission of the scout bee.
Here is some insightful information—Just over one ounce of honeycomb “represents over 20,000 bee miles for collecting the nectar, over 100,000 bee hours for changing the nectar into honey and wax and an additional 18,000 bee hours spent into working the wax into honeycomb—all according to a precise pattern” (City of the Bees, Moody Institute of science, 1962). Now go back to verse Genesis 1:31a – and behold it was very good—correlate that the bee provides a precise pattern honeycomb.
I will paraphrase the next couple of paragraphs from the Honeybees article—Example, the scout bee finds the food source such as nectar, pollen or water, goes back to the hive and lets the hive know the type of food found, sugar content, distance and direction. I bet you might be thinking, is this true and how does scout bee convey the information?
The natural laws were first created and perfected by God for his purpose and we are caretakers for God’s land.
God instilled the “dance” or the bee language to all the rest of the bees by the following from the scout bee—
First, the scout bee has the food source on its hind legs and passes out samples to the other bees. After the samples are given out, the scout bee does a circular dance if the source is close by or figure-eight if it’s up to a mile away. Bees sense with their antennae and utilize the number of pulses of sound emitted in each buzz & shake in the scout’s body to measure the length.
But the bees dance doesn’t stop there as he will show the hive the direction of the find by dancing straight up which means to fly toward the sun or dancing downward to fly away from the sun. Again, God thought of everything by placings a polarized light “compass” into the eye to fly toward or away from the sun to the food source.
Did you know bees fly about 15 miles per hour and make around 30 to 50 trips daily? They cover around 500 miles in a lifetime and haul up to half its weight of 40 milligrams. When flying, bees create static electricity, which causes pollen to jump unto their back hairs of their charged bodies. This creation is vital for pollination and enables the bee to spread pollen to other plants so they can reproduce.
In conclusion, without bee’s pollination for plants and trees would be hurt tremendously and that would affect all our food supply.
All creatures were made by God, for God’s purpose and given to man to be helpful to man.
The natural laws were first created and perfected by God for his purpose and we are caretakers for God’s land. As you read Genesis 1, please remember that God created the honeybee and the above article shows how intricate this tiny bee does his job so meticulously because God designed every aspect of the bee to help you and me.
In closing, turn with me to Exodus 23: 10, 11 12 (KJV) And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shall gather in the fruits therof: But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy oliveyard. Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest; that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and thy son of thy handsmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed. These verses can be found in Leviticus 25: 3,4 for your reference.
Folks, what does this have in common with Understanding God’s Laws—Very simple—Look at Exodus 20 7—17 (KJV) Look at each of the Commandments and most of them have Thou Shalt–This is what God says and we are obey each and all his laws and his Thou shalt.
I hope each of you reading this will receive a blessing and I thank each of you for reading this column.