“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you.” Job:12:7-8
Humans are probably the worst resource for learning how to live. Day in and day out, our tastes change. New facts come to light and we change our views and opinions about situations or people. Our beliefs change. We swing on an emotional pendulum, changing how we feel constantly.
Face it. We humans suck at figuring out life.
Yet we seek advice from fellow humans like Dr. Phil, Steve Harvey and Oprah on how to live a happier, healthier life.
When Job was suffering, his friends sought to console him and told him to curse God, that his sin caused his pain. Job knew that the counsel of his friends was foolish, so he gives them sound advice: look to nature.
Watching my pets and nature in general, I realize that they have such a simple life. They don’t work, yet God provides for them. They are content with the simple, basic things in life.
Why can’t we be that way? Why are we always searching for more? Why do we obsess over the latest technology or the newest, latest fad or fashion?
We should learn from nature, as Job suggests, and see what we can learn regarding God and how to live life.
Take some time today, and get out in His creation. Turn off the TV and the tablet and the cell phone and just enjoy and nice, quiet time in the midst of His creation. Listen to the birds, watch the animals, and just bask in what He has made.