Posted by: everynation | June 21, 2007

LXG: The League of Extraordinary Grasshoppers

by Ferdie Cabiling

Ferdie Cabiling

I watched a movie by Sean Connery “LXG – The League of Extraordinary

Gentlemen” when I was in the States way back in July of 2003. It is an assortment of literary characters from the 19th century with extraordinary powers, who decided to bond together to save the world.

I thought of that when I started looking at what Agur was saying in letting us learn a lesson from the locust.

Proverbs 30:27 says: “locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks…”

A grasshopper is actually harmless. You can ignore it when you see one. But when it instinctively joins a league of grasshoppers, there’s that exponential power; a synergy so powerful that in can topple kingdoms.

It reminded me of this text: Deuteronomy 32:30 tells us, “How could one man chase a thousand, or two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, unless the LORD had given them up?

If you look at your math, it does not add up. It’s suppose to be two thousand not ten thousand.

It’s the same way in Christianity. There’s something about living it out in a community of believers that makes them formidable.

A very classic example of this was when the Detroit Pistons outmatched the talent-laden Los Angeles Lakers in the 2004 NBA finals. Why? Because the Pistons played as a cohesive unit rather than five individuals. They realized quickly then that… championships are won by teams.

Don’t try to be a christian alone. Live in a community. Play in cohesion with a team.

Because, like grasshoppers, a league of ordinary believers can make an extraordinary impact in advancing God’s kingdom on this earth.

Ferdie Cabiling is a neophyte runner. He is the author of “and on this rock…” and the senior pastor of Victory Christian Fellowship – Ortigas.


  1. great..thanks..

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