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Scripture Reading For Today: Revelations From Matthew 10

"So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." (Matthew 10:31)

Scripture Reading For Today: Revelations From Matthew 10
Scripture Reading For Today: Revelations From Matthew 10

The scripture reading for today is found in Matthew 10.  The scene opens with Jesus giving His disciples the authority and commission to  drive out demons and heal the sick.  Jesus is preparing to send them out to do the work of the ministry.  As the chapter continues, Jesus gives them instructions for their journey – go to the lost sheep of Israel, don’t take anything with you, be shrewd and innocent, know that you will be persecuted and hated, and…by the way…remember that you are known and valuable!

In the scripture reading for today we see Jesus being very intentional with His words.  John 5:19 illustrates this, “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by Himself; He can do only what He sees His Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”  The disciples are about to go out “as sheep among wolves” (Matthew 10:16).  Jesus is essentially giving them the pep talk before putting them in the game.  It is both an intense and exciting time in the life of the disciples.

Revelations

Jesus’ exhortation at the end is the focus of the scripture reading for today. Let’s look at His words and see what revelations we can glean for our lives today.

Matthew 10:29-31 says, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

Disciples vs. Sparrows

In this passage, Jesus shares that two sparrows are sold for a penny.  Why didn’t He compare goats or heifers? Why did He choose to share about cheap birds?  Jesus was revealing His Father’s heart towards the disciples.  He was making the point that a cheap bird doesn’t die without the Father’s care.

The revelation revealed in this part of the scripture reading for today is that the Father cares for us.  If He cares for birds that cost less than a penny, how much more does He care for us!  Jesus was illustrating our value to the Father.

Let that sink in…

Father God is aware of your situation and circumstances.

Father God sees, even when no one else is even aware.

Father God cares for you.

Numbering the Hairs on Our Head

Think about this.  How long do you think it would take to number e-v-e-r-y s-i-n-g-l-e hair on someone’s head? How long would it take if they had long hair or thick hair or thin hair? It would take forever!  It would take a lot of time, detail, and care to number every hair on someone’s head.  That’s Jesus’ point.

The revelation from this part of the scripture reading for today is that Father God is in the details of your life.  He wants to invest His time and attention, the time and attention it would take to number all the hairs on your head, into your life.

Let that sink in…

The details of your life matter to God.

You are worthy of the Father’s time.

You are worthy of the Father’s attention.

More Than Sparrows

In this part of the scripture reading for today Jesus hits them with His point, “you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:31) Jesus was reminding them of their value.  Just a short time ago these twelve men were fishing.  Fishermen were laborers.  Their value came from what they produced.  Jesus was speaking into their Kingdom identity.  The disciples were about to be sent out to heal the sick and set captives free and Jesus wanted the last thing they heard to be how valuable they were!

The revelation from this part of the scripture reading for today is that we are valuable to the Father.  Our value rests in our position, not our production.

Let that sink in…

You are valuable to God.

You are valuable to God.

You are valuable to God.

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