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Consider the Lilies
No Man Can Serve Two Masters
Matthew 6:24-34 (KJV) 24 No man can serve two masters for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon . 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Learn From The Birds
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature ? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment?
Learn From The Flowers
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin : 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these . 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you . 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof
Every Flower is a Promise
The lesson is this - each flower is a promise of God's provision. A lily is simply dependent upon God. It neither toils nor spins, yet it is clothed with the beauty that God provides. The beauty of dependence speaks to each of us. Lord help us to take You at Your Word and allow the lily to teach us of Your tender and loving care!
Thank you Lord Jesus for your loving care and for the flowers which teach of your care and your provision!