BIBLE BIRDS

© 2004 by Jerry L. Croasmun

Read -- Luke 12:22-26

"Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!"
-- Luke 12:24 (NIV)

Jesus admonishes us not to worry in Luke chapter 12. In Luke 12:24 we read, "Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!" In essence, Jesus is asking us if He cares about the ravens and birds, how much more does He care about us? He loved us so much that He gave His life for us.

The Bible is filled with many references about birds. Birds were used as sin sacrifices (see Leviticus 1:14-17), to gather information (see Genesis 8:6-12), and also for food. Below are fifteen (15) scripture passages and clues to help you solve and find the hidden words in the word search puzzle. Hint: all of the scriptures contain words relating to the various birds mentioned in the Bible.

1. [Job 39:26] Does the __ __ __ __ fly by your wisdom?

2. [Numbers 11:31-32] God provided the children of Israel with __ __ __ __ __ and manna for food while they wandered through the wilderness.

3. [Luke 12:6-7] Even a __ __ __ __ __ __ __ does not fall without God knowing it.

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4. [Job 39:27] The __ __ __ __ __ mounts up at the command of the Lord and builds her nest on high.

5. [Leviticus 12:6] Under the Law, God accepted a young __ __ __ __ __ __ as a gift for a sin offering.

6. [Deuteronomy 14:12-13] The __ __ __ __ __ __ __ is considered to be an unclean bird.

7. [Leviticus 11:19] The __ __ __ is also considered to be unclean.

8. [I Kings 17:4-6] A __ __ __ __ __ fed the prophet Elijah.

9. [Psalms 104:17] Fir or pine trees are the home of the __ __ __ __ __.

10. [John 18:27] The __ __ __ __ or rooster crowed after Peter denied Jesus three times.

11. [Matthew 3:16] The Spirit of God descended as a __ __ __ __ after Jesus was baptized.

12. [Job 39:13-18] The __ __ __ __ __ __ __ buries her eggs in the earth and warms them by the dust, forgetting that they may be crushed by the foot.

13. [Proverbs 26:2] A darting __ __ __ __ __ __ __, like an undeserved curse, does not come to rest.

14. [Psalm 102:6] The psalmist described himself to be like a desert __ __ __.

15. [Jeremiah 17:11] Like a __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ that hatches eggs it did not lay is the man who gains riches by unjust means.

May God richly bless you as you study the birds of the Bible and seek to follow in Christ's footsteps. I pray you would also be encouraged by the promise of God found in Isaiah 40:31. "But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

GOD PROVIDES AND CARES FOR US
WE ARE TRULY VALUABLE TO HIM


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