The God of My Salvation March 13
Mathew 8: 19-20
And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee withersoever thou goest..
Jesus saith unto him, the foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the son of man hath nowhere to lay his head.
This scripture is unique, I know from speaking with people throughout the years that it really has caused quite a bit of misunderstanding in the body of Christ. You could preach this, 10 different ways.
But let me give you a different take on this. Jesus stated that He only spoke what he was told by the Father. (John 12:49-50) For the sake of time, Jesus was never poor. He was born poor in a stable, He left His first estate in heaven to become a man, to be with us in our poor state.
And going into the house they saw Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts, gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
The Magi delivered the gifts, they were welcomed into Kings courts because of their great knowledge, that’s how they were invited into the court of King Herod so rapidly.
Herod was paranoid, constantly worried about being murdered, maniacal, acted like a maniac, a psychopath, suffering from mental disorder with a tendency towards violent behavior, and a mass murderer. At one point he even had his own children executed based off of a rumor, a rumor generated by his palace servants, but he was also one of the world’s greatest architects.
Herod built the second temple, and it was impressive, to say the least. After this accomplishment, he installed his own Pharisees, Sadducees, and Scribes. This is why some were referred to as Herodian’s. They were loyal to Herod for their own personal gain.
Now this verse said, ‘a certain scribe came,’ And Jesus gave him this very unusual answer with some hidden meaning.
Foxes, In this part of the world have unusual characteristics, they like to dig holes especially in grape vineyard’s, they ate the grapes in vineyards and were therefore a great nuisance to the landowners. Remember Jesus called Herod a fox. Symbolically grapes represent the Blood of Christ.
Birds: Are divided by Mosaic law into two categories Clean and Unclean, unclean were not divided but the clean birds were divided for a sacrifice.
Here’s the scenario, Herod sends a scribe to follow Jesus around and inform him of everything Jesus is doing and saying. But Jesus is not buying it!
But the Son of Man hath nowhere to lay His head. Basically, I have no part in your worldly desires I don’t need Herod’s personal gain. The Holy Spirit will reveal to you when the enemy has set a trap and He will steer you in the right direction to avoid a pitfall if you trust Him.
He is Theos Pas Paraklesis
The God of All Comfort