If God values sparrows


Matthew 6:26 (ESV): 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?


This is from the middle of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Jesus began this message by stating a counter-cultural idea of what the good life is – that of seeking God and His will. He continued to correct misunderstandings about God’s Word and God’s desire for us.

In the latter half of Matthew 6 Jesus applied his teaching by talking about our values. Will we seek treasure in Heaven or treasure on earth? Jesus said that we must not worry about the things of this life, for our Father in Heaven will provide for us.


It is freeing to remember and to believe that God cares for us, much more than he cares for birds or the lilies of the field. It can be difficult to trust him, but he truly does provide for our needs.


Heavenly Father, help me to trust you daily, moment by moment for every need. May I not get caught up in a pursuit of the things of this world, but rather seek after you. Amen.

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