“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.”
— Proverbs 1:5
I was curious about the word “attain” in the Proverbs verse and the meaning of it in the way it was used. According to Webster’s Dictionary, attain is “to reach or come to a progression or motion; arrive at a certain goal.”
I got a better clarification of the word “attain” after I watched a wonderful nature program called “Frozen Kingdom,” which was on the Green Planet Channel. It was about life in the extreme low temperatures in the northern part of our planet, and how the different animals “attained” their way of life and survival. The seals and walruses in that area were always busy searching for food and protecting their young because they were the food source for the humpback whale, which arrived shortly after the seals and walruses in that area.
The Creative Intelligence (God) expressing itself in all animal life is the way all animals “attain” their survival. It doesn’t only happen in the northern part of our planet but anywhere there is life. The way all animals communicate with their own species is another expression of God in action and the way that communication can carry into other species is amazing...