Birds of the Bible – Nests

Birds have been building nests since they were created and told to multiply and fill the earth. There are many verses (17 with “nest” and 4 with “nests”) telling about the nest in the Bible, and probably the one most know is either Matthew 8:20 or Luke 9:58:

And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

The other two verses with “nests” are Psalms 104:17
and Ezekiel 31:6 NKJV

Many of the verses about nests do not even apply to birds, one refers to a snake’s nest, but all of them have an application applied to them.
The aim here is not to go into all those verses, but to introduce the bird’s nest; where they are and how they are constructed through the slide presentation below. Later in other blogs, those applications will be emphasized.

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The application I would like to make about these nests, is this; as you observe the nest, think about our homes. Some homes are huge, some are very tiny (hummingbirds), some are elaborate (weaver nests), some are so small with little square-footage (those on the ledge), some are only out in the open, etc. Notice that the birds have a task and that is to raise their young. They don’t seem to be complaining or whining because they want more. In other words, they are content. Are we?

Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: (Philippians 4:11 NKJV)
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. (1 Timothy 6:7-8 NKJV)

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