The Foxes and Birds Better Accommodated than Christ
Matthew 8:19-22
And a certain scribe came, and said to him, Master, I will follow you wherever you go.…

I. CHRIST'S REMARK ON THE PROVISION MADE FOR THE HABITATION OF THE INFERIOR CREATURES. Men have reason, are able to contrive habitations for themselves; Providence hath furnished them with trees, stones, etc., for this end. Suitable provision also made for the inferior creatures. Tame animals are accommodated by the care of man; wild beasts directed by instinct to proper places (Job 39:27; Psalm 104:17).


1. How wise and faithful was Christ in this representation; how much instruction doth it convey to His followers. A test of sincerity.

2. The condecension of Christ in submitting to these hardships is truly admirable.

3. How reasonable is it that the disciples of Christ should be humble when they have, and contented when they have not, the comfortable accommodations of life!

4. With how much pleasure should we think of the exaltation and glory of Christ in heaven.

(J. Orton.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

WEB: A scribe came, and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."

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