November 21, 2018: SOAP #3175:   Matthew 8-10 Scripture:  Matthew (NIV) 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don't be afraid; you are […]

November 21, 2018: SOAP #3175:   Matthew 8-10

Scripture:  Matthew (NIV) 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Observation:   Sparrows are of little value to people, but not to God.   What makes them so valuable to God?   They are His creation.   They were created with purpose; they are fulfilling that purpose till even today!

There is nothing insignificant about a man.   Even the insignificant strand of hair on the head has a specific number!

Application: How does Jesus apply this truth?   He says, 'So, don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.'     If He cares for the sparrow and if He even knows the number of each strand of hair on my head, they how could I ever think that He might not know and understand the issues in my life!

[A special note to one involved in pro-life ministry: If God notices the sparrows that falls, surely, He notices the aborted babies that were being formed into His likeness in the womb.   Each one is of more value than many sparrows.   God notices the sparrows; God notices the babies; and God notices your concern for that which concerns Him. He sees that your concern is expressed in your actions.  In you, people see a visible expression of His concern.]

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, you know the specifics of my life.   You care for me.   There is nothing that I face of which you are not aware.   At every stage of my life, there is nothing I need to fear.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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