Matthew 6:28-30 – If God So Clothe…

Matthew 6:28-30
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 

-We can always expect the truths of scripture to have greater spiritual truths and this is no exception.  Jesus is talking about how He clothes the flowers and grass without them having to do anything.  Think about when and how clothing is introduced in scripture.  Genesis 3:21 “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.”  The first clothes were a picture of the covering that the Lord had to provide to hide our sin, shame and nakedness and that’s just what the Lord has been doing ever since.  Adam and Eve didn’t do anything for their clothes, just like the Lilies don’t do anything for their “clothes”- the Lord does it.  So it is for our spiritual clothes, the Armor of God (Ephesians 6).  Where does the Armor of God come from?  Do we craft it?  Is it our righteousness in the breastplate or our truth in the belt?  No, it’s all God.  If we are properly clothed, it’s because the Lord has clothed us.  So what’s the lesson here?  Just like the Lilies don’t toil and spin, neither should we be trying to work up our own armor.  Don’t put on your own righteousness or your own salvation or your own anything else, let the Lord clothe you.  Don’t worry about how you are going to act today or react tomorrow; put on the Armor of God, it knows how to act.

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