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Sep
16
Social Spiders
Job 8:13-14
"So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish: Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web....
A family reunion among spiders is not a pretty thing. Many of the some 35,000 species of spiders begin eating their siblings as soon as they hatch. For this reason, spiders are typically lone hunters...
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How to Talk Gerbil

John 1:14
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

Gerbils are those friendly, furry little rodents that many children keep as pets. Gerbils are social animals. They value communication very highly. Researchers have found that those gerbils in a given community that can communicate most clearly have the highest social status.

For a long time, researchers were confused about the sounds gerbils make because they were How to talk gerbilonly hearing a small part of the communication. This is because our human ears hear sounds that go up to about 20,000 cycles per second. However, gerbils do most of their talking at as high as 32,000 cycles per second. Their talk is too high-pitched for us to hear.

Tape recordings of these ultra-high-frequency sounds have been played back at slower speeds. They reveal that most gerbil communication involves different kinds of whistles. These whistles are different types of speech, depending upon the purpose of the communication. While researchers cannot completely translate gerbil speech, they have learned that gerbils are continually asking where others are and reporting their own positions.

Scripture calls the Son of God "the Word." He is presented in the Bible as the creating and saving Word. This revelation about Him is intended to help us realize that communication is an essential part of God's nature. Communication is not an evolutionary development. How could it be? Communication is the gift of a loving Creator. Have you read His communication to you in the Bible?

Prayer: 
Father, I confess that my life is filled with too many words, yet not enough of THE Word. Forgive me for Jesus' sake and help me keep my resolve to spend more time being instructed in Your Word of truth and life. Amen.