And why take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
One of the most noticeable things concerning the beauty of God's works is this — that it is never stuck on as mere outside show, but grows out of their nature. Men often make a thing ugly first, and then cover it up with paint, or plaster, or gilding, to make it beautiful. God never does so. You will find no sham ornaments on His works. The shape He gives to each creature is just that which is fitted for it; and the colour with which He adorns it will never wash off. In His great workshop, truth and beauty go together.
(E. R. Conder, D. D.)
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: