Thursday, October 13, 2016

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his Righteousness/Consider the lilies

As you see this picture of the young Savior and Mary among the lilies, remember that the Savior taught the following parable about this: "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.

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?

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." (Matthew, Luke, 3 Nephi, D&C)

How much faith do we have? Do we sometimes obsess about the future so much that we don't have time for the more meaningful things in life?  This is one of many lessons that can be taken from this.  Spend just enough time on what we need, and spend the rest doing things more meaningful, like scripture study, reading a gospel book, serving others, maybe even someone in our own family.  

Though the Lord expects us to plan ahead, he doesn't want us to spend all of our time doing that.  We need to be about laying up treasures in heaven while we are here on earth.  

May we ever remember that.  

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Picture is new, called Consider the Lilies by Greg Olsen.

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