Sunday, April 21, 2013

Chickens in the Bible

I looked, they are in there. :)

Matthew 23:37"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing."

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary23:34-39 Our Lord declares the miseries the inhabitants of Jerusalem were about to bring upon themselves, but he does not notice the sufferings he was to undergo. A hen gathering her chickens under her wings, is an apt emblem of the Saviour's tender love to those who trust in him, and his faithful care of them. He calls sinners to take refuge under his tender protection, keeps them safe, and nourishes them to eternal life. The present dispersion and unbelief of the Jews, and their future conversion to Christ, were here foretold. Jerusalem and her children had a large share of guilt, and their punishment has been signal. But ere long, deserved vengeance will fall on every church which is Christian in name only. In the mean time the Saviour stands ready to receive all who come to him. There is nothing between sinners and eternal happiness, but their proud and unbelieving unwillingness.

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  1. Hi,
    Great to meet you. I found you at Scripture and a Snapshot.
    Yes - chickens in the Bible - great.
    I invite you to link your post to Sunday Stillness. at

  2. You have some great looking hens there, and the Scripture is perfect, of course :)

    1. Thanks! I love my "girls" :)

      I've always loved that Scripture. It makes me feel how much He yearns for us to come to Him!

  3. I love the comfort of the image of being "under His wings."


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