Consider the lilies of the field

The wild flowers covered the acropolis of ancient Pergamum like a carpet the day we were there in 2008. Pergamum is mentioned only in Revelation 1:11 and 2:12.

Wild flowers growing at ancient Pergamum. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Wild flowers growing at ancient Pergamum. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Jesus said,

 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,
29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Matthew 6:28-34 ESV)

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