The scripture for today is Luke 12:27
Luke 12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
King Solomon was adorned with beautiful adornments and surrounded with splendor that was unsurpassed. All of these things were made by human hands and required large amounts of labor and skill to produce. The resources required to create this beauty was beyond the means of the rich. Only Solomon, who was beyond rich, could be surrounded by such luxury and beauty.
Jesus asks us in our text today to “consider the lilies.” Look at this flower; in fact, look at all of the plants. What resources do they have? How much wealth can they boast of having? By human terms they don’t have any and, being nothing but common flowers, they can do nothing for themselves. Jesus said that these plants did not work; they did not weave beautiful garments for themselves, but they were more gorgeously arrayed than Solomon in all his glory.
The difference between the flowers and Solomon was that they had different garment makers. Solomon relied on the skill of men to create his beauty; the flowers rely upon the hand of God to create their beauty. The beauty that comes from God is living; it is alive with the Creator’s touch of life. It displays original design, color, and majesty that interacts with everything around it in a living way. Even if the life of the flower is short, it is beautifully short, for it displays the beauty of God.
Jesus says to us, ‘Do not worry about what you can do; put your trust in what I can do. I can bring beauty from dirt. I can create where there is nothing to create from. I can make something from nothing.'
“If then God so clothes the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?” Luke 12:28
“But rather seek you the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Luke 12:31
God bless you as you continue in His service.