Solomon in All His Glory

And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.   Matthew 6:28-29 ESV

What about clothing? Jesus marvels at how we worry about outward appearances. He points to the lilies of the field and challenges the mind to consider their comeliness.  What you see in a lily is beauty in its entirety:  a flower with no added trappings to make it more beautiful than it already is.

The Lord plunges into the very depths of our understanding.  King Solomon’s silken robes, rings of gold, crowns of precious gems, and other glittering ornaments are, in our Lord’s appraisal, pathetically inferior compared to the splendor of God’s creation.

Our lives are as the lilies of the field; the fullness of real beauty emanates from within. Everything we reflect to the outside world are blossoms of growth from the innate potential that our Creator endowed upon each of us at birth.  As we cultivate the measure of faith, hope and love that we hold in our hearts,  no earthly adornment can augment the essence of loveliness that springs forth in our lives, a blessing to others,  to the glory of God.

***Photography: Yellow Lilies by Poppy 

7 thoughts on “Solomon in All His Glory

  1. I love this, Dee. Indeed, what I carry within is of far more importance than what I wear on my back. My greatest worth is conveyed in the light of my smile and the depth of my heart. Thank you so much for this beautiful work, my friend! ~ Love, Bobbie

  2. All of God’s creations are clothed from the inside out – birds with feathers, fish with scales, mammals with fur. All, that is, except one – us. Before the fall, we too were clothed from within with God’s glory; that’s why Adam and Eve sensed no nakedness. In Christ Jesus, we now have God’s glory back, and that is most certainly where our life emanates from…and all of us must always keep that in mind. Thanks so much for this, Dee…


  3. How beautiful! You are so inspiring. Thank you for all your beautiful reflections upon God’s splendor. May the Lord richly bless you and continue to give you a sensitive spirit, sensitive eye, and sensitive way of writing. Karen

    • Dear Karen, I thank you so much for your blessings and prayers for my writing. I am so moved by your kind and gracious words. I pray for the same blessings bestowed on your lovely blog. With my appreciation, Dee

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