Avian and Attributes – Providence of God

Parrot-billed Sparrow (Passer gongonensis)

Parrot-billed Sparrow (Passer gongonensis)

“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)

In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:” (Ephesians 1:11 KJV)

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13 KJV)


Avian and Attributes – Providence of God

The word “providence” comes from the Latin providentia (Gk. pronoia [provnoia]) and means essentially foresight or making provision beforehand. On the human plane it may be used positively, as when Tertullus praised Felix by saying, “Your foresight has brought about reforms in this nation” ( Acts 24:2 ), or negatively, as when Paul admonishes us to “make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires” ( Rom 13:14, ; RSV ). When applied to God the idea takes on a vastly larger dimension because God not only looks ahead and attempts to make provision for his goals, but infallibly accomplishes what he sets out to do. And because it is God’s governance that is in view, it encompasses everything in the universe, from the creation of the world to its consummation, inclusive of every aspect of human existence and destiny. Providence, then, is the sovereign, divine superintendence of all things, guiding them toward their divinely predetermined end in a way that is consistent with their created nature, all to the glory and praise of God. This divine, sovereign, and benevolent control of all things by God is the underlying premise of everything that is taught in the Scriptures. (Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary)


Parrot-billed Sparrow (Passer gongonensis) ©Flickr Carol Foll

Parrot-billed Sparrow

The Parrot-billed Sparrow (Passer gongonensis) is found in the arid lowlands of eastern Africa. At 18 centimeters (7.1 in) and 42 grams (1.5 oz), it is largest of the sparrows of the family Passeridae. It is often considered a subspecies of the grey-headed sparrow.  Lives in extreme SE Sudan to S Ethiopia, S Somalia, Kenya and NE Tanzania. Habitats: Deserts and Xeric Shrublands; Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests:
Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands. (Passeridae Family)


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[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]

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