Bible Bugs:  Insects in the Bible
By Rev. Gary Crum
 
The Table below sets forth some topics and scriptures related to insects and spiders, and to all creeping things in general (which included insects, mice, tortoises, etc – see Leviticus 11).  These topics are presented here as possible sermon topics, or as sources for a Sunday School lesson series.

1  Creeping Things:  ~Dominion (Eden)

Gen. 1:26

2  Creeping Things:  ~Condemnation (After The Fall)

Lev. 11:42

3 Creeping Things: ~Redemption (Gospel)

Acts 10:9-14


4  Ants:  Diligence and Wisdom

Prov. 6:6; 30:25

5  Bees: God’s Sweet  Promise of Honey

Judges 14:8;  Exodus 3:8; Matt 3:14

6 Bees/Hornets:  Facing The Troublesome

Deut. 1:44; Psalm 118:!2; Isa. 7:18; Joshua 24:12

7  Locusts:  Wonders of God’s Creation Organization

Prov. 30:27; Nahum 3:15 (multiplication)

8 Locusts:  Plague from God

Nahum 3:15 (destruction); Exo. 10:12-14; Joel 2:25; Psa. 78:46; 1 Kings 8:37-39

9  Locusts:  Unlikely Food From God

Lev. 11:20-23; Matt: 3:4

10  Flies:  Curse/Contamination

Exo. 8:21-22; Eccl. 10:1

11  Fleas and Gnats:  True Significance versus  Insignificance

1 Sam. 24:14; 26:20; Exodus 8:17-18; Matt: 23:24

12  Moths:  The Terrible Tests of Time

Job 13:28; Matt. 6:19-20; Isa. 51:8; James 5:2

13  Spiders:  Sinister Forces Among us

Job 8:14; Isa. 59:5; Prov. 30:28

14  Insect Larvae:  Where the Worm Never Dies

Isa. 66:24; Mark 9:44; Isa 51:8; Exo. 16:20; 1 Kings 8:37-39



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