Avian and Attributes – X-Exalted

Plain Xenops (Xenops minutus) ©WikiC

Plain Xenops (Xenops minutus) ©WikiC

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalms 46:10 KJV)

“For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.” (Psalms 97:9 KJV)

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
(Philippians 2:9 KJV)”


Avian and Attributes – X – Exalted

EXALT’ED, pp. Raised to a lofty height; elevated; honored with office or rank; extolled; magnified; refined; dignified; sublime.
Time never fails to bring every exalted reputation to a strict scrutiny.


Streaked Xenops (Xenops rutilans) ©WikiC

Xenops is a genus in the bird family Furnariidae, the ovenbirds. They are found in Mexico, Central America and South America and tropical rain forest.

They are small birds with a longish tail, a laterally flattened bill with an upturned tip (except in the Slender-billed Xenops), brown back and buff or rufous wing stripe. They forage for insects on bark, rotting stumps or bare twigs, moving mechanically in all directions on the trunk like a woodcreeper, but without using the tail as a prop. (Furnariidae – Ovenbird Family)


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Birds whose last name start with “X”

Birds of the World – Furnariidae – Ovenbird Family

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

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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Birds of the Bible – More Value

Birds of the Bible – Little Brown Jobs

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

Avian and Attributes – Name Above All Names

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) ©WikiC

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:” (Philippians 2:9 KJV)

“Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.” (Psalms 148:13 KJV)

O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.” (Psalms 8:1 KJV)


Avian and Attributes – Name Above All Names

Names – These are often expressive of character or of relationship. God was revealed to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as GOD ALMIGHTY, which indicates the character in which God was pleased to be known by them: He was not known to them as JEHOVAH. Exo_6:3. This does not mean that they had not heard of the name, but that it did not express the character of His relationship with them. To Moses, He said, “I am JEHOVAH,” and by this name He was known to Israel: it formed the basis of their relationship with God. When power was committed to the Gentiles under the headship of Nebuchadnezzar it was said, “THE GOD OF HEAVEN hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.” Dan_2:37. In Christianity God is made known under the name of FATHER. Joh_20:17. Much is involved in the various names by which God has been pleased to make Himself known. So the Lord Jesus has various names: Son of God, Immanuel, Son of man, &c.: they all designate one Person, but each has its own import. Throughout the N. T., HIS NAME is the center of all blessing. Isa_9:6 Php_2:9-11. (Concise Bible Dictionary)


Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) ©WikiC

Common Nightingale

The Common Nightingale or simply nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), also known as Rufous Nightingale, is a small passerine bird best known for its powerful and beautiful song. It was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher, Muscicapidae.[2] It belongs to a group of more terrestrial species, often called chats.

It is a migratory insectivorous species breeding in forest and scrub in Europe and south-west Asia, and wintering in sub-Saharan Africa. It is not found naturally in the Americas. The distribution is more southerly than the very closely related thrush nightingale Luscinia luscinia. It nests on or near the ground in dense vegetation. Research in Germany found that favored breeding habitat of nightingales was defined by a number of geographical factors.   Muscicapidae Family


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Old World Flycatcher – Wikipedia

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

Lee’s Seven Word Sunday – 3/26/17

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Brown-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus) by Nikhil Devasar

DO ALL THINGS WITHOUT

MURMURINGS AND DISPUTINGS

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Do all things without murmurings and disputings:” (Philippians 2:14 KJV)

Brown-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus) by Nikhil Devasar

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Lee’s Five Word Friday – 3/24/17

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Green-tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga nipalensis) by Peter Ericsson

WHOM YE SHINE AS LIGHTS

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That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; (Philippians 2:15 KJV)

Green-tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga nipalensis) by Peter Ericsson

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