(Following is a short lesson I made up for some Homeschoolers doing a unit on Birds and thought I would share it here.)
Where did the BIRDS come from?
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1 NKJV)
Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” (Genesis 1:20-22 NKJV)
What Day was the bird created?
So the evening and the morning were the fifth day. (Genssis 1:23 NKJV)
By the way, on what day was the dinosaur created?
Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:24-25 NKJV)
Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Genesis 1:31 NKJV).
Did a dinosaur develop wings and become a bird? That is what the evolutionist say. How can you disprove it from scripture? (See above)
Who named the birds? Genesis 2:19
What can we find out about the birds from scripture? Are birds mentioned in God’s Word very often?
They are called birds or fowls of the air in different versions of the Bible.
Here are some verses to look up.
• Are birds afraid of us? Genesis 9;2, Psalm 8:5-8
• Can we tame them? James 3:7, Job 41:5
• Can we eat them? Deuteronomy 14:11 (Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Cornish Hen)
• Are there some we can’t eat? Deuteronomy:12-19
• Were they used for sacrifice before Christ came and died for us?
• Did Solomon give proverbs about birds? I Kings 4:33
• Are Nests mentioned? Psalms 104:17, Matthew 8:20, 13:32
• Did God give them instincts? Proverbs 1:17
• What kind of habits do they have? Job 39:13-18, 39:26-30
• Do they stay in the same place all the time? (Migrate) Jeremiah 8:7
• Was a mother bird and her young ones protected? Deuteronomy 22:6-7
• Are cages mentioned? Jer 5:27, Rev 18:2
• What were birds suppose to eat? Genesis 1:30
Why should we go bird watching?
Job 12:7 tells us:
“But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; And the birds of the air, and they will tell you; Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; And the fish of the sea will explain to you. Who among all these does not know That the hand of the LORD has done this,
Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, And makes us wiser than the birds of heaven?’ (Job 35:11 NKJV)
I know all the birds of the mountains, And the wild beasts of the field are Mine. (Psalm 50:11 NKJV)
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
(Matthew 6:26 NKJV)
Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?
(Luke 12:23-24 NKJV)
Each bird has the own different note or song: Psa 104:12; Ecc 12:4, Son 2:12
Make their nests:
• In trees Psalm 104:17, Ezekiel 31:6
• On the ground Deuteronomy 22:6
• In clefts of rocks Num 224:21; Jeremiah 48:28
• In deserted cities Isaiah 34:15
• Under the roofs of houses Psalm 84:3
How are we going to know about the birds if we don’t get out there and look at them? You need to not only look at them and say, “Yep, that’s a bird!”, but you need to watch them and see what can be learned about them and from them.