Sunday Inspiration – Emberizidae Family II

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) ©WikiC

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus) ©WikiC

“Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.” (Psalms 84:3 KJV)

This week, as we continue in the Emberizidae – Buntings, New World Sparrows and allies Family, the next 50 or so will be highlighted. That will leave us with the last of the Emberizidae Family III and/or IV to finish up this family. Last week’s Sunday Inspiration had most of the Buntings from this Family.

Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus) ©WikiC

Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus) ©WikiC

American sparrows are a group of mainly New World passerine birds, forming part of the family Emberizidae. American sparrows are seed-eating birds with conical bills, brown or gray in color, and many species have distinctive head patterns.

Although they share the name sparrow, American sparrows are more closely related to Old World buntings (which are also in the family Emberizidae) than they are to the Old World sparrows (family Passeridae). American sparrows are also similar in both appearance and habit to finches, with which they sometimes used to be classified. (Wikipedia)

Many of the sparrows are just called “Little Brown Jobs” or LBJs. They are very numerous and common, yet they are special to the Lord. Matthew 10 quotes the Lord with these verses:

Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus) (Dusky-extinct) ©WikiC

Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus) (Dusky-extinct) ©WikiC

“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.” (Matthew 10:29 KJV)

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) by Daves BirdingPix

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) by Daves BirdingPix

“Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:31 KJV)

When a person knows the Lord he needs not to fear.

“Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” (Psalms 37:3 KJV)

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“His Eye Is On The Sparrow” ~ Kathy Lisby – Special at Faith Baptist

Sunday Inspiration

Emberizidae –  Buntings, New World Sparrows & Allies

Birds of the Bible – Little Brown Jobs

Birds of the Bible – Sparrows

Fear: Breaking Every Chain


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