Thursday, June 2, 2005

Luke-Lilies of the field

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.
Luke 12:28  If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Lilies are beautiful and do not last long. God clothed them and he will clothe you. They did not toil to earn clothing. Nor do they spin. I know that when lilies grow that they spin, as evidenced by time lapse photography. Spinning lilies probably refers to spinning yarn to make clothing.

Luke 12:29  And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
Luke 12:30  For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
Luke 12:31  But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.


God is the source of all of our needs.   Luke 10:27  And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

Luke 12:32  Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.  

 Do not be afraid for you shall not perish if you trust in Jesus. The kingdom of God is yours.

Luke 12:33  Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
Luke 12:34  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Again he said to sell, and give alms to the poor and needy. How hard this is to do, especially for a rich man. Our heart is with what we value most.

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