THE WISE SPIDER!
“The spider skilfully grasps with its hands and it is in kings’ palaces” (Proverbs 30:28).
Solomon the wise mentions the spider also as the “Exceedingly wise.” What is the reason? It enters the king’s palace, knits its web with its own hands and lives in it. It never longs for lowly valued things. Since it had the wish to reside in a royal palace, it knits its net and lives as wished.
What does this point out? It points out the saints who build their mansions victoriously in the palace of the King of kings which is in heaven.
Both Isa and Jacob were brothers indeed. But the eyes of Isa got satisfied at ordinary things. He ignored the valuable things getting satisfied with mere food. But Jacob was not so. He went for the valuable ones and prepared himself to undergo any sacrifice for achieving them.
Let your eyes be searching for the valuable ones as this spider does. You should not fall into the world, flesh and lust and lose the gem which is Christ. You should not lose the heavenly joy.
Paul the Apostle said, “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God” (Colossians 3:1).
King David might have seen great things in his life. He might have received many crowns. But He saw God to be greater than all those things. Dear children of God, what is it you value greatly? Is it the lust of the world? Or the greatness of heaven?
Even though you live on the earth, you can build your eternal home in heaven. God is keeping the heavenly inheritances for you. Jesus said, “but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Mathew 6:20, 21).
Every offertory you give God while on earth, all the souls you win here and the ministry you do here, help you in building the eternal home in heaven. The Scripture says, “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Mathew 18:18).
Their webs of the spider are not suitable for weaving clothes (Isaiah 59:6). Making use of its weak threads it builds its home in the strong palace, Is not that eternal joy also required for you?
To meditate: “And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home” (Luke 16:9).