Robert Griffith | 7 July 2024
Robert Griffith
7 July 2024


Matthew 10:29  “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.”  

In Jesus’ day sparrows were customarily thought of as the smallest of creatures, and the penny was the least valuable of the Roman coins. They were not of much value to anyone for any purpose. But as we learn from this beautiful text, God’s attention was perfectly on the insignificant things such as a sparrow and a penny. Nothing could happen to them apart from His permission.

Jesus is speaking here to His disciples before He sends them out on their missionary journey where they would preach the gospel, heal the sick, raise the dead, and usher in the Kingdom of God. Before He sends them on their journey, however, Jesus instructs them with many encouraging words.

In the verse above, we see Jesus speaking clearly to his disciples about God’s sovereignty. He is saying God is sovereign over even the most insignificant events in our life. If God gives constant sovereign supervision even to seemingly insignificant creatures, surely He will care for His disciples in every aspect of their lives!

You were created in the image of God and are much more valuable than birds and pennies. When we speak of God’s sovereignty, we are saying that God has absolute rule over all of creation and total control and determination over all that happens.

God is not only the One Who allows and is in control of everything that happens in our life, He is also the One Who determines everything that happens. And if we are in Christ, we know that all things work together in our life for good and for God’s glory.

Most Christians do not have a hard time understanding God’s sovereignty in the big events we face – cancer, job promotion, new spouse, etc – but not enough Christians have a deep appreciation for God’s sovereignty in the little things we face.

There is a mysterious relationship between God’s sovereignty and human responsibility that I’m not going to get into in this post, but we must trust that God is in control of all that happens, allows all that happens, and is the One who determines all that happens.

Trust God’s sovereignty in your life. Especially in the little things.

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