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Luke 12:27

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“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 12:27, Holy Bible, New King James). The disciples worried about how to cover living expenses after they abandoned full-time careers, many of them commercial fishermen, to follow Jesus. In the past, they estimated their daily living by the weight of the full fish nets. Now, they walked with Jesus and worried. Jesus chose the simplicity of nature to ease their concerns. He compared the beauty of the lilies…

“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 12:27, Holy Bible, New King James).

The disciples worried about how to cover living expenses after they abandoned full-time careers, many of them commercial fishermen, to follow Jesus. In the past, they estimated their daily living by the weight of the full fish nets. Now, they walked with Jesus and worried. Jesus chose the simplicity of nature to ease their concerns. He compared the beauty of the lilies to King Solomon’s royal robes. They lilies won the contest.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, When I worry about tomorrow, remind me of this lesson among the lilies. Amen

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these, (Luke 12:27, Holy Bible, New American Standard).

    The disciples of Jesus were concerned about life’s necessities after they left their careers to follow Him. With no source of income, how would they survive? Even the basics of food, housing, clothing—the same things we worry about today—were beyond their reach. Jesus compared the thriving field lilies to the wealthy King Solomon’s wardrobe. Their natural beauty from the master weaver assured them He would care for them. Nothing has changed. Lilies bloom. God still cares for His followers.
    Prayer: Eternal God, this lesson from the lilies is my assurance that You care for me. Amen.
    Devotion by Violet Carr Moore