Pr. 30:28: “The spider (one of the things that is little on the earth) skillfully grasps with its hands, and it is in king’s palaces.”
Strange verse to pick? Let’s see. In Acts 6 when there was a complaint that some widows were being neglected. The twelve believed they were supposed to remain in prayer and in the Word, so they summoned the growing number of disciples and told them to, “seek out from among you some men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
The whole multitude was pleased with this decision and seven disciples were chosen to take on the task.
How do I relate this to a spider? Spiders, indeed, are little. They can be scary to some, insignificant to others, and tolerated by others. However, to those who appreciate their skills and their contribution to the balance of nature, they are amazing and extremely important.
The same goes for the “little” people in the kingdom of Christ. Sometimes we feel too small, somewhat insignificant, and sometimes simply tolerated. However, God gave us all specific skills and abilities we can use for His kingdom. We are all part of the balance and each of us is important.
We must not; however, wait until we’re called upon to decide to use what we have for the Lord. When the seven were chosen it was because they were already of good reputation, and full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom. They may not have had a chance to put their specific skills to work prior to this; however, they had already made the choice that what they did have would be used for the Lord. They were already of good reputation. They were already full of the Holy Spirit. They were already tapping into God’s wisdom.
We can do the same. We can make sure that we are daily walking with the Lord, being fed His wisdom, being filled with His Holy Spirit, and ensuring that we are making wise choices that lead to a good reputation. Like the spider, we were given certain skills for the work in our King’s palace. When the time comes that our specific skills are needed to complete the task, we will be found ready.
So, see? You are important, and your skills are just as good as those of the spider. Keep learning with the Master.