I’m pretty certain there is but one insect that supplies food for man, and that is the bee. Honey, that sweet nectar we so take for granted. It was a valuable commodity way back, heck, over 4 thousand years ago and then some. Listen to Jacob:
And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds.
Honey in the same regard as myrrh. Nice. A gift to be given in respect, and received with thankfulness. I just appreciate the old timers, you know, the ones so lagging behind in work ethic, knowledge, manners, philosophy, and spiritual acumen. Listen to the word of David as he spoke of Gods words:
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Interesting, how these men of antiquity valued the goodness of God’s words by comparison with fine gold and the honeycomb. The not so common bee, those tireless workers and often ignored ‘annoyances,’ are very unassuming, go about their business quietly, visiting the flowers, and could care less if they are ever recognized.
And that honeycomb? What a masterful design utilizing space; nothing is either extravagant or useless. Like a symphony with no conductor, a natural display of awe.
In the food chain, there was no deviation from the day of Moses till the time of John, and thousands of years later, we see the simple bee still creating honey for the enjoyment of man. Nope, no need to evolve into something better, or devolve into something less. The blueprint for the honeybee has withstood earths catastrophes, and is a testament to a creator.
Solomon wrote of honey and the lips, Samuel enjoyed its favor, honey was the food of the baptist, and John the apostle said the scroll was sweet as honey. Of course the men who were so far behind the times (sarc.) wrote of the potential danger with eating too much of a good thing:
Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
They knew all about moderation. God wants us to slowly digest and enjoy his word; line upon line, here a little there a little. Sometimes less is more. Not necessarily volume but quality.
Without the little bee, we would not have this beautiful image of the sweetness of God’s word, nor could we imagine the taste of this golden wonder called honey. Then we have the flowers………… (tkx fantasticbetty2014)
The scents, the colors, the shapes, sizes, varieties, oh how the Creator is exquisite in all His ways. and how many of these testify also to the Creator? ‘The rose of Sharon,’ ‘The lily of the valley,’ and a host of others that give delight to man, and glory to God.