Being within the “much more” care of God

Luke 12:24 - Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!

As the world around us seems to grow darker, it is time to remind ourselves that according to Luke 12:24, the believer is within the “much more” care of God. Dr. Fruchtenbaum elaborated on this position in our most recent Ariel Magazine. The position has seven facets. It is worth studying the verses Dr. Fruchtenbaum listed and meditate on them. They bring comfort in perilous times.

“First, the believer is the object of God’s divine love (Jn. 17:23; Rom. 5:8; 8:35-39; Eph. 2:4; 5:2; II Thess. 2:16; I Jn. 3:1, 16; 4:10).

Second, the believer does not only have access to God’s grace, but is also the object of His grace: By His grace, God has saved the believer (Jn. 5:24; 6:27, 39, 40, 47; Eph. 2:7-9; I Jn. 5:11-13); by His grace, He will keep the believer safe (Rom. 5:2; Phil. 1:6); by His grace, the believer can serve God (Jn. 17:18; Eph. 4:7); and by His grace, God teaches the believer and instructs him concerning spiritual truths (Titus 2:11-13).

The third facet of being within the much more care of God is that the believer is the object of God’s power in that His power is often manifested through the saints (Eph. 1:19).

The fourth facet of this position is that the believer is also the object of God’s faithfulness. The believer receives unbroken, divine faithfulness (I Cor. 1:9; 10:13; Phil. 1:6; I Thess. 5:24; II Thess. 3:3; Heb. 13:5).

The fifth facet of being within the much more care of God is that the believer is the object of God’s peace. Because the wrath of God has been appeased, He is no longer angry with the believer; the believer has the peace of God dwelling within him (Jn. 14:27; 16:33; Rom. 5:1; Phil. 4:7; Col. 3:15).

The sixth facet of this position is that the believer is the object of God’s consolation and comfort. When a believer undergoes a period of grief because of the loss of a relative, a friend, or a close associate, he has the comfort of God (II Cor. 1:3-4; 7:6; II Thess. 2:16-17).

The seventh facet is that the believer is the object of God’s intercession. It is because of this position that the Messiah is continually interceding on behalf of the believer (Rom. 8:27, 34; I Tim. 2:5; Heb. 7:25; I Jn. 2:1).”

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mm (in English); (in Hebrew). Arnold Fruchtenbaum is the founder and director of Ariel Ministries, a U.S. based ministry that has been providing Bible teaching from a Messianic Jewish perspective for over 40 years. Arnold was born in 1943 in Siberia, Russia, after his Jewish father was falsely accused of being a Nazi spy when he fled Poland from Hitler. With the help of the Israeli underground in 1947, the Fruchtenbaum family escaped from behind the Iron Curtain to Germany, where they were confined to British Displaced Persons' camps. There, Arnold received Orthodox Jewish training from his father, before the family finally immigrated to New York in 1951. Before their release, however, the family was befriended by a Lutheran minister, and it was this contact that eventually led Arnold and his mother to the New York headquarters of the American Board of Missions to the Jews (ABMJ). Five years later, this same meeting brought Arnold, at age 13, to saving knowledge of Jesus the Messiah. Read more about Arnold at