The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks – Proverbs 30:26
Meditation: Conies or hyrax, also called rock rabbits, are a distant genetic relative of the elephant and manatee. Despite their name, these curious animals are not rodents. As the Scripture states, they live among rocks for protection and shelter showing wisdom seemingly beyond the grasp of many humans.
Nature offers us many lessons, and conies are no different. They rely upon the rocks around them to hide from dangerous predators and shelter them from rain and the elements. Similarly, the Bible tells us that we can find protection from danger in the Rock of our Salvation. “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).
Jesus taught us that the wise man builds his house (his life) upon this Rock, saying, “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock” (Matthew 7:24-25).
Call to Action: The practical and spiritual lessons of this passage are easy to grasp, but do we apply them? That is the question. How about you career and family, are they built upon faith and discipleship in Christ Jesus? Like the cones, do you seek Him for shelter and protection, or do you attempt to defy the odds and risk it all in the vain belief that your power is sufficient? Learn from the little creatures. They know to hide themselves in the Rock. Do you?