“Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” (Matt. 6:26)
Since God is the Creator of nature, it should be no surprise when He teaches us lessons from nature. For example, God tells us to “Behold the fowls.” By looking at how God takes care of the birds, we learn how much He cares for us.
FIRST—We see God’s Divine WORK.
Although the birds are not among the biggest of God’s creation, He still lovingly provides for them. It says, “the fowls..sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.” And although you may not see how, God is able to provide for you, as well.
SECOND—We see God’s Divine WILL.
It is not only God’s will, but also His pleasure to take care of both His creation and His children! He delights in doing this because it brings glory to Himself. In fact, He allows us to suffer need at times so that when we pray, He meets our need and then gets the glory for it.
THIRD—We see God’s Divine WARRANTY.
(v.30) says, “Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field…shall he not much more clothe you…” What is a warranty? It is a guarantee. We get this with new vehicles and major purchases such as refrigerators, etc. The problem with warranties from man is that they are limited. But God’s promises are better because they NEVER expire! God gives us His divine warranty here, and in (v.33), that if we will live for Him and seek His Kingdom, we will never lack.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matt. 6:33)
So, become a Bible bird watcher. Realize that the same God who takes care of them, will also take care of you, too!