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Lilies In The Bible

What does the Bible say about lilies?

There are a lot of things that we can learn from lilies and all flowers. Flowers are symbolic for growth, temporary things, beauty, and more. Let’s check out Scriptures on lilies.

Christian quotes about lilies

“Violent efforts to grow are right in earnestness, but wholly wrong in principle. There is but one principle of growth both for the natural and spiritual, for animal and plant, for body and soul. For all growth is an organic thing. And the principle of growing in grace is once more this, “Consider the lilies how they grow.” Henry Drummond

“He’s the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star. He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.”

“The lilies grow, Christ says, of themselves; they toil not, neither do they spin. They grow, that is, automatically, spontaneously, without trying, without fretting, without thinking.” Henry Drummond

“A lily or a rose never pretends, and its beauty is that it is what it is.” 

Lilies in Song Of Solomon

1. Song of Solomon 2:1 “I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.”

2. Song of Solomon 2:2 “As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.”

3. Song of Solomon 2:16 “My beloved is mine and I am his; he browses among the lilies.”

4. Song of Solomon 5:13 “His cheeks are like beds of spice, towers of perfume. His lips are like lilies, dripping with flowing myrrh.”

5. Song of Solomon 6:2 “My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to pasture his flock in the gardens and to gather lilies.”

6. Song of Solomon 7:2 “Your navel is a rounded bowl that never lacks mixed wine. Your belly is a heap of wheat, encircled with lilies.”

7. Song of Solomon 6:3 “I am my lover’s, and my lover is mine. He browses among the lilies. Young Man.”

Consider the lilies of the field Bible verses

The lilies of the field look to God to provide and care for them. As believers, we should be doing the same. Why do we doubt the love of God for us? God loves you so much and He hasn’t forgotten you. He provides for the small animals and He provides for the lilies of the field. How much more does He love you? How much more will He take care of you? Let’s look to the One of loves us more than anyone. Remember that the Lord is sovereign. He is our Provider, He is faithful, He is good, He is trustworthy, and He loves you deeply.

8. Luke 12:27 (ESV) “Consider the lilies, 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.”

9. Matthew 6:28 (KJV) “And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin.”

10. Luke 10:41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord replied, “you are worried and upset about many things.”

11. Luke 12:22 “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear.”

12. Psalm 136:1-3 “Praise the Lord! He is good. God’s love never fails. 2 Praise the God of all gods. God’s love never fails. 3 Praise the Lord of lords. God’s love never fails.”

13. Psalm 118:8 “It is good to trust upon LORD JEHOVAH: better than to trust upon man.”

14. Psalm 145:15-16 “The eyes of all look to you in hope; you give them their food as they need it. When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.”

15. Psalm 146:3 “Put not your trust in princes, in mortal man, who cannot save.”

16. Deuteronomy 11:12 – It is a land the Lord your God cares for; the eyes of the Lord your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.

To the Tune of the Lilies

17. Psalm 45:1 (NIV) “For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil. A wedding song. My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.”

18. Psalm 69:1 (NKJV) “To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Lilies.” A Psalm of David. Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck.”

19. Psalm 60:1 “For the director of music. To the tune of “The Lily of the Covenant.” A miktam of David. For teaching. When he fought Aram Naharaim and Aram Zobah, and when Joab returned and struck down twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us; you have been angry—now restore us!”

20. Psalm 80:1 “For the director of music. To the tune of “The Lilies of the Covenant.” Of Asaph. A psalm. Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth.”

21. Psalm 44:26 “Rise up to help us. Redeem us for your loving kindness’ sake. For the Chief Musician. Set to “The Lilies.” A contemplation by the sons of Korah. A wedding song.”

Other Scriptures on lilies

22. Hosea 14:5 (NIV) “I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily. Like a cedar of Lebanon he will send down his roots.”

23. 2 Chronicles 4:5 “It was a handbreadth in thickness, and its rim was like the rim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held three thousand baths.”

24. 1 Kings 7:26 “It was a handbreadth in thickness, and its rim was like the rim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held two thousand baths.”

25. 1 Kings 7:19 “The capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were in the shape of lilies, four cubits high.”

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