Lobsters Can Affect Our Thinking
Jeremiah 5:26: "For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men."
With no backbone and not much of a brain, the lobster is usually depicted as pretty low on the evolutionary scale. It follows that lobsters are also intellectually pretty dim.
Populations of many sought-after species in North American fisheries have been dropping, as indicated by the numbers caught. The same appeared to be happening with lobsters. However, divers surveying lobster populations in lobster fisheries reported that there were plenty of lobsters. Why, then, were the catches going down? Zoologists curious about what was going on mounted video cameras on some of the lobster traps. The video showed that lobsters were entering the trap to eat the bait through the funnel-shaped opening, and when they were done they casually left through the same opening. The dimwitted lobsters were not supposed to be able to get out of the trap. Our so-called traps are, in reality, nothing more than lobster luncheonettes. Researchers concluded that the only lobsters that get caught are the lobsters who happen to be eating in the trap when it is pulled up.
The fact that lobsters are far more intelligent than worldly appearances would suggest means that we need to look at the world around us far differently than the people of the world. That's exactly what we are doing when we believe in creation as well as trust in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins.
Prayer: Father, deliver us from the traps of the devil – that we may rest in safety and peace under Your protective hand. Amen.
Notes: Creation, 3-5/09, pp. 38-39, David Catchpoole, "Lowly Lobster Surprise."
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