And why take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
I. It has its root HIDDEN. Secret trust, etc. No pure white lily could live without the hidden root to draw up moisture from the soil.
II. Consider how pure and sweet the lily is, and how INNOCENT. Everybody loves them. What a picture of the Child Jesus!
III. Consider the lilies as A LESSON ABOUT DRESS. This the special lesson of text. He clothes the lilies in white. Some children always fretting about dress. Vain about dress. Sinfully careless about dress,
IV. Consider the lily in THE EVENING. When sun sets, close up. Don't stare at darkness, hang the head and sleep. Children should do the same.
V. Even lilies MUST DIE.
(C. R. Wynne, M. A.)
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: