What About the Birds of the Air?

Perhaps you noticed  as we were looking at the scriptures from the Old Testament regarding prosperity, we did not look at the book of Job. While this is true, it may not be for the reasons you might think. There are many valuable lessons in this book of the Bible. In the upcoming blogs we will now take a careful look at Job, but let’s start first in Matthew chapter six. The lesson here is on worry—worry versus faith.

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? (Matthew 6:25-27).

Let’s briefly focus on the birds of the air. Do they have enough to eat? If you think about it in the natural, physical sense, you would have to answer, “Yes they do.” Generally, birds have more than enough to eat. They have all the seeds, bugs, worms and whatever else they need to be well nourished and survive. The only exception is during occasional seasons of drought when there may be a shortage of food. This is the same pattern we find in Job’s life. The time we read about in the book of Job was a short season of his life but the overall pattern was many years of abundance and blessing. More to come…

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