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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.

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 (some of the young are) 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)