For 2020, I have chosen Isiah 41:10 as my personal verse. This lead into a theme for this year’s His Encouragement posts. Each week, I will be looking at another “fear not” of the Bible. I hope that as we journey together through these verses that we all will learn a little more about trusting God and rooting out the fear in our lives.
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.Luke 12:6-7 KJV
In the midst of all the recent chaos, have you felt forgotten by God? Are you wondering if He cares at all about what’s happening in our world right now? Has He taken notice that life is in a total upset, and we’re concerned whether will be able to take care of even the smallest of necessities for our families?
I am here to assure you today that He both knows and cares. I love this passage from Luke. The tiny sparrows (a bird that dwells in nearly every part of the world) which we might consider to be “a dime a dozen” or hardy worth are notice, not one of them is forgotten by God. He takes note every time one of them falls to the ground. (Matthew 10:29)
Luke is not comparing us to birds in this passage. He’s saying that if God cares for the little birds, how much more will he care for you who are of much more value than even many sparrows.
We are far more important to God than the birds. He keeps count of the very hairs on your head (which changes daily). He knows what’s going on in your life. He will take care of you. He’s not forgotten your needs. He’s not forgotten about you.
Please read the following passage from Luke 12 and find comfort in these words.
And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?
Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.Luke 12:22-30
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