Summary: Showing and Comparing the Love of God to that of an Eagle and her young.
When the Eagle Stirs Her Nest.
The eagle is an example of how our Lord cares for us. The Eagle is majestic and soars high. It is proud and watchful. Our Lord is high and lifted up. He reigns in majesty and power. We are his children and He is always ready to protect and defend his own. The eagle’s nest is a place of safety for her young offspring. She protects them as she flutters over them.
Building the Nest
The Holy Spirit also moves and "broods" over the earth and its inhabitants. His Spirit is active and works to bring forth and create for his glory. We see Holy Spirit as moving over the face of the waters in the very beginning of creation.
(Gen. 1: 2)
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
The statement “the earth was without form and void provides the settling for the creation narrative that follows. During the second and the third days. God filled the earth with living beings. The darkness that was upon the face of the deep was dispelled on the first day, when God created light.
God saw all that He had created and said, "It was good". He watches over us "as an eagle" cares for her little ones and teaches them in due season how to soar into the heavens.
God build this nest or this world. He also builds our personal nest. Some of us feel like everything that we have we did it on our own. That is where you are wrong. The bible says in Psalms 50; 7-11
Psalms: 50:7: Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
Psalms: 50:8: I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
Psalms: 50:9: I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds.
Psalms: 50:10: For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
Psalms: 50:11: I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
We as people have got comfort and we feel like we can do and treat God any old type of way. We have got comfort in the nest that God create. Which bring me to my next point.
The Comfort of the Nest
The eagle builds her nest with all the comfort needed for the little eagles. She cares for them. She supplies there every need. Now I understand what David was talking about when he wrote: Psalms 23
Psalms: 23:1: The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalms: 23:2: He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
Psalms: 23:3: He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Psalms: 23:4: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psalms: 23:5: Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Psalms: 23:6: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
In describing the Lord as a shepherd. David wrote out of his own experience, because he had spent his early years caring for sheep. Sheep are completely dependent on the shepherd for the provision, guidance, and protection.
As the Lord is the good shepherd, so we are his sheep not dumb, frightened, passive animals, but obedient followers wise enough to follow one who will lead us in the right places and in the right ways.
But when I look around today I have to stop and wonder what in the world is going on. This world is full of sin, disobedience, and false people. Which bring me to believe that we are too comfortable in this nest.
A. Comfortable in sin.
Leviticus 18: Forbidden Sexual Practices
B. Comfortable in. disobedience.
Genesis 2: 16-17 (Adam and Eve)
16. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Sometimes I hear people say Lord why am I going through this, Lord why must I deal with these people? I think God is stirring your nests, which bring me to my next point.