Consider the Lilies

Consider the Lilies. We continue our series of devotions on the Words of Christ from the Sermon on the Mount from the books of Matthew and Luke.

 25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?  
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  
Matthew 6:25-30, NKJV

(See also: Luke 11:22-28)

Consider the Lilies

I am going to do something a little different in this devotion - it is going to be more of a "visual" devotion, for truly nothing needs to be added to the words of Christ shown above. How our vanity flies in the face of Jesus' words to His disciples, and to us as well. How consumed we are with things, especially the clothing we wear. How we worry and stew over our debts as we frantically race to gain more and more--more clothing, more furniture, more beautiful houses, more cars, more electronic gadgets and toys, etc. The list never ends.

Yet, one simple sentence by Jesus stops our blind racing for everything, and for nothing! As God so clothed our world in such effortless beauty, why do we worry about the simple things of life like what we wear or what we eat?

So, I would like you to consider God's beautiful creation in the flowers, and observe their timeless intricate beauty. I love to take pictures of flowers. Here are just a few recent pictures I've taken. Consider their stunning beauty. They neither toiled nor did they spin, yet God graced them with a loveliness that cannot be purchased.

Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 

Oh, how He loves you and me!

Consider the Lilies

Words of Christ

Christ in Matthew

Christ in Mark

Christ in Luke

Christ in John

The Beatitudes

The Lord's Prayer

Devotional Reflections from the Bible

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