And why take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
We learn from the lilies something con-cerning —
I. OUR FATHER'S POWER. Our heavenly Father is almighty. Variety in colour, size, and form of the lily, an indication of God's power. God's resources are so boundless. This power will punish or save us.
II. OUR FATHER'S CARE. Describe the beauty and delicacy of all the parts, etc. Note concerning lilies. They are comparatively insignificant. They are perishing. They often grow amongst thorns, yet are cared for.
III. OUR FAITH. Our weakness and liability to sickness and death. Lilies not more frail than our lives.
IV. OUR FUTURE LIFE. When stem and flower wither, root does not die, etc.
V. Jesus CHRIST. He is called the "Lily of the valley." There are spots and flaws in the character of all others, none in His.
(W. H. Booth.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: