Daily Devotional – July 11
Have you considered the vegan spider? We normally think of spiders as “meat eaters” because they spend their lives trapping and eating insects. Yet, in Mexico, living in Acacia trees, are special spiders (Bagheera kilingi) that jump from leaf to leaf, eating the tips and drinking nectar from petioles (the leaf stalks). Biologists documented the life of over 140 of these spiders, and only on four occasions did these spiders display any carnivorous behavior. Occasionally, when the opportunity presented itself, they would snatch an ant larva from a passing ant nursemaid. Analysis of spider tissues also confirms that they eat plants and are not carnivores. One scientist was shocked after hearing of a vegetarian spider. To Bible-believing scientists, this should not be at all shocking; a vegetarian spider would be reminiscent of life before Adam sinned.
to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
~ Genesis 1:30
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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