The Wisdom of Conies
The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; ~Proverbs 30:26
Solomon spoke of four animals that are little upon the earth, but exceeding wise. This morning, we are examining the wisdom of the coney. The coney is a small, rodent-like animal that is related to the rabbit, but also known as the pika or hyrax. Let us see the wisdom from the life of the coney.
We see the feeble.
Conies are easy prey for predators. Predator birds flying high above can spot easy prey and snatch it unsuspectingly. Predators that lurk on the rocky hillside look for conies that are careless and have traveled too far from their den. We must remember that we are vulnerable prey to the devil. He is a roaring lion that walks about, seeking whom he may devour. Never underestimate your surroundings and the cunning of the devil. Be careful of being spiritually weak. Our Lord said, “Watch and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.” We are weakest when we have not prayed and read our Bibles. We are weakest when we have not eaten for a long period of time or are not getting good rest. We are weakest when we are not in church. Be careful of being feeble.
We see the fortress.
Conies make their houses in the rocks. They make their way into a crevice and, somewhere in the rocks, they have a den that is a haven, a safe house and out of harm’s way. The rocks are their fortress. In Hebrew, the word for rock is singular and not plural. It is a word that refers to a shelter and refuge. Conies teach us a valuable lesson concerning safety and finding safe refuge. Conies teach us the necessity of having an impregnable fortress. Jesus is our Rock and Fortress. He is our Fortress from our spiritual foes. He is our Refuge in the time of storm. “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he” (Deuteronomy 32:4).
We see the fail-safe.
Their houses are in the rocks. You need to be in the “Rock,” which is Jesus! You need to put your complete faith in Him to be your Saviour in order to go to Heaven. Once you are saved, your feet are on the solid Rock, which cannot be shaken or torn down. “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower” (Psalm 18:2). When Jesus is your Rock, you are Hell-proof! When Jesus is your Rock, you are storm-proof! When Jesus is your Rock, you are disappointment-proof! When Jesus is your Rock, you are seduction-proof! Nothing can alter or change that Jesus is our Rock and Fortress. Time, events, weather, calamities, diseases, and doubts do not change the fact that Jesus is our Fortress. When you are in the Rock, you are fail-safe.
Conies make their houses in the rocks. You’ll find them safe, secure, and satisfied. They have no desire to live elsewhere because the rocks are their home. For the Christian, Jesus is our Fortress and our Home. Don’t get tired of Jesus, but rest everything in your life in Him.
Have a rock-solid God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Judges 1-2