Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | September 13, 2017

“Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.”

We had a beautiful sunny and cooler than normal day here in Florida as Hurricane Irma is completely out of Florida.

Both Internet and Cable TV were restored last night.  Praise God!

But, many are still without even power in Florida, maybe about 1/2 of the residents here in Pinellas County, Florida.  Many who evacuated up north are trying to get home.  Many are cleaning up and waiting for power to be restored to their businesses and offices like me.  Please pray that power be restored, people get home and clean up safely, and more and more businesses reopen.

It is easy to be nice when everything is working.  It is difficult to be nice under pressure.

do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”  Philippians 2:4.  Please pray that God give all of us grace so that we all also look out for the interests of others. 

Today’s devotion comes from Jeremiah chapter 43.  Here is a link to this Scripture –

I quote only the following verses.

Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying, “Take some large stones in your hands and hide them in the mortar in the brick terrace which is at the entrance of Pharaoh’s palace in Tahpanhes, in the sight of some of the Jews;  and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “Behold, I am going to send and get Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and I am going to set his throne right over these stones that I have hidden;  and he will spread his canopy over them.  He will also come and strike the land of Egypt;  those who are meant for death will be given over to death, and those for captivity to captivity, and those for the sword to the sword.  And I shall set fire to the temples of the gods of Egypt, and he will burn them and take them captive.  So he will wrap himself with the land of Egypt as a shepherd wraps himself with his garment, and he will depart from there safely.  He will also shatter the obelisks of Heliopolis, which is in the land of Egypt;  and the temples of the gods of Egypt he will burn with fire.”’”  Jeremiah 43:8-13.


Hurricane Irma was as wide as the state of Florida, and all or almost all of every part of Florida was affected by it. 

The armies of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon likewise conquered and controlled all or almost all of the land from Babylon to Egypt.  

And yet, God controlled every piece of debris in every gust of wind of Hurricane Irma.

And, we see from today’s Scripture that God controlled even where the throne of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon would be set.

Other doctrine teaches that man’s alleged free-will is in control.

But, Reformed Doctrine teaches that God’s will is in control even to the smallest detail.

Are not two sparrows sold for a cent?  And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.  But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  So do not fear;  you are more valuable than many sparrows.”  Matthew 10:29-31.


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