Not one of them is forgotten before God ...

“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.

The writers of the psalms and proverbs both acknowledged that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Those words reflect the sentiment that faith begins with a healthy fear of God that acknowledges the condition of sinful man and the authority of Almighty God. But sadly many live lives that reflect a total disregard for the existence and authority of God. These atheists and agnostics live in rebellion to the transcendent understanding and knowledge of God.

Even so, the Lord turns the topic from fear to love when he speaks of us having worth and value in the kingdom of God. Many today seem to be beat down with the idea that their relationship with God is based in fear and not love. These seem to believe that the fear of the Lord is the end, and the beginning, of wisdom. Not understanding that there is no fear in love these have a difficulty accepting the love of God and the love of others.

You know my name Lord. You love me for who I am. I have value in your eyes. Hallelujah!


  1. "You know my name, you see each tear that falls, and you hear me when I call" I have loved this little song for years. Thank you know my name.


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