Consider The Ravens

Did you ever consider the ravens? God takes care of them:
•Job 38:41
Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
•Psalm 147:9
He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
•Luke 12:24
Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?

God will use the ravens both according to and against their nature:
•Genesis 8:7
And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
(Noah arbitrarily chose a raven. Yet, the raven is a scavenger that feels quite at home around dead carcasses. After releasing the raven, the texts states that the bird went “to and fro.” It could be that Noah realized he would not get the information he needed from the raven, due to its propensity for dead carcasses, some of which might have appeared in water that had not yet abated. The dove, however, would not have been comfortable landing on such refuse and would have been able to supply Noah with the needed information.)
•Proverbs 30:17
The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
•Isaiah 34:11
But the pelican and the porcupine will possess it; the owl and the bittern and the raven will dwell in it. And He will stretch over it [Edom] the measuring line of confusion and the plummet stones of chaos [over its nobles].
•1 Kings 17:4 & 6
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.

(The raven is an inherently unkind creature. It would have been contrary with its nature for the raven to have taken care of Elijah without the LORD’s intervention!)

After considering the ravens:
We find that we are much like them. The LORD takes care of us, just like He takes care of them. Then when we become Born Again (2 Corinthians 5:17says: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new), we submit to the authority of Jesus Christ and He becomes the LORD of our life. This becomes evident when we become like the ravens who took care of Elijah, which was against their tendency. Their very nature was changed as they obeyed the LORD as He commanded them!

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