Mid Week Meditation pt. 22Submitted on: July 29, 2017
Based on Biblical Text: Matthew 10:31
"Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.”
We know that Grace, God’s unmerited favor, comes from Him, through Jesus Christ. We also know that we need grace in order to inherit eternal life. However, we seldom discuss how God pays careful attention to every detail of our lives through His Grace.
We cannot miss, reject or hide from Grace because God’s grace is everywhere. 2 Corinthians 12:9 says God’s Grace is sufficient. It is sufficient for everything because God is a detail person attending to every detail of our life. God covers our lives with His grace.
The Bible says God names His sheep. When we were born our parents gave us a name. They chose our name carefully, because it identifies us for life. When we became a Christian, God recorded our name as one of His own. It is our identification as a Christian. In the Parable of the Good Shepherd, Jesus says, “…and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out” (John 10:3). Jesus is assuring us of our intimate relationship with God, through Him. We are brothers and sisters in God’s family.
We cannot however compare this spiritual family connection we have through Christ to the one we have with our natural brothers and sisters. Our sin nature causes us to “fall out of love” in a minute with our earthly family over some of the silliest things. We change our phone number, our address, and sometimes even change our name. But it is different with God! God’s grace will never cut us off. No matter what the situation, our name remains the same, Child of God.
The Bible says God numbers our hairs. Jesus says in Matthew 10:30, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” The truth is, there is nothing about our physical being that God is not keenly aware of. If God cares that much about our body, how much more must He care about our soul. In 1 Corinthians 6:19 it says, “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? We do not belong to ourselves.” If God owns our body, we can be sure He knows everything about it. He knows when we abuse it, and when we neglect it. God also knows when we allow the Holy Spirit to keep our mind and body in perfect peace.
The Bible reminds us that God counts our steps. Job (31:4) asks, “Doth not [God] see my ways, and count all my steps?” God knows every step we take and where those steps take us. We serve a God who sees and cares, no matter how low we descend. If we trust Him, no worry will weaken, no trial will destroy, no challenge will frighten us. “Fear ye not therefore; ye are of more value than the sparrows!”
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