Consider the Lilies of the Field


Elder George D. Walker (dec)


In Matthew chapter 6, verse 28 we read the words of Christ, “And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” Have you ever sit down and thought about the lilies of the field. The subject matter seems to be that man wants and thinks that everything that he receives and will receive comes by his own ability and works, and yet Christ says, “Consider the lilies of the field.” The word, 'consider' carries the thought of 'to learn thoroughly, to examine carefully, to understand, to observe fully, as to fix the eyes upon.'

Christ says, “Consider the lilies of the field.” Have you ever considered who owns the field? These lilies are in the field, but these lilies do not own the field, they did not work the field, they did not and could not buy the field. This field is the Lord's; He planted this field and everything in this field belongs to the Lord. The reason to consider the lilies of the field is to observe how they grow. Do you realize that lilies are not active in how they grow? “They toil not, neither do they spin.” The words toil not carries the thought of not to grow tired or weary, because there is no effort and no laboring on the part of the lily, because they are passive in their growth. The owner of the field is the only one active in their growth!