The fly is strangely made. It has a thousand eyes, or perhaps to be more exact, it has a thousand facets on its two eyes. When you approach a fly with a swatter, it really sees a thousand swatters coming after it. No wonder it jumps away so quickly! A fly has about 1000 hollow hairs on the bottom of its six feet. When the fly places its foot down, a tiny bit of glue is forced out of these hollow hairs and causes the foot to stick to the glass or to the ceiling or wherever it is walking. It is for this reason that the fly can easily climb the windowpane or walk upside down on the ceiling. Who would have thought of such a thing, but a very wise, and wonderfully powerful, living God!
But why do we have flies? Why does God permit men to be bothered with them? Why does God permit the animals to be tormented by these pesky creatures? God has His purpose though we might not fully understand it. Revelation 4:11 says,AThou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.@ Does God get pleasure from flies? Well, not directly, but you see, annoying insects are part of the curse God put on the earth because of sin. Because of sin, nothing in the earth works as perfectly as God originally made it.
Genesis 3:17B19 says, A. . . cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life. Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.@ God cursed the ground for man=s benefit. Every time man has to work hard and sweat, ever time something works out wrongly, man is reminded that he is an imperfect creature in an imperfect world. Sickness and sadness and suffering and death remind us that the ways of sin do not pay. Rightness does payCrightness with the living God.
2 Corinthians 5:17,21 sayATherefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. . . For he [God] hath made him [Christ] to be sin for us, [Christ] who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.@
Let pesky flies and troubles be a reminder to you that the God of Rightness Who will someday make all things right is willing to make your life right, right now. Put your trust in Him and Him alone, today.
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