Good morning! I never see wild birds inside the grocery store, standing in line to purchase groceries, or paying for food. I never see the lilies of the valleys paying a water bill. Have you? May the Lord show you He is your faithful provider and sustainer today. Enjoy today’s devotion and your weekend.
BIBLE VERSE – Matthew 10:26-31 NLT
” 26 “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. 28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. 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.”
Jesus was reminding the disciples not to be afraid of those who falsely accuse or threaten death against them for speaking/declaring that the Kingdom is near. Jesus had given them everything that they needed to go out and announce the kingdom is near, to heal the sick, to cast out demons, and more. The disciples did not go with all the extras, it was minimum so that they had only what they needed, and the rest – the Lord provided.
To Jesus, we are far more valuable than two sparrows. Jesus knows the number of hairs on our head and everything about us. If He knows the smallest details of our lives, then trust Him to care and provide for you. Do not fear, stay on task – the Lord is with you.
Father God thank you for loving us enough to send your Son to save us. Thank you! Lord we pray for our pastors and leaders in the church. Lord, keep them and guide them, fill them with your Holy Spirit. Lord, direct their paths and teach them to be more like you. Lord we lift up every reader to you in prayer. Lord, you know exactly what we are going through. Lord, build us up in you. Increase our faith. Help us to remember that you love us. Protect and comfort those without a home. Lord, send us to feed the hungry, to provide warm clothing for the cold and homeless. Show us your faithfulness daily and do not let us stray away from you. In Jesus name, Amen!
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