Saturday, April 27, 2013

Grass of the Field

Part of the devotional on Matthew 6:28-32:
Some worry quite a bit about how their lawns and yards look. “The neighbors have mowed their yard, I had better do ours.” “It’s Saturday—time to dust the living room.” “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” It is fine to have a hobby, but some get obsessed with how their things look. To Jesus, such preoccupations were trivial at best, idolatrous at worst. God put flowers in the field just fine with no one worrying about them, and those were destined for burning. Similarly, any “adorning” of our houses, yards, or ourselves will quickly pass away. The best things to invest in are the things that will last forever. How silly to put the emphasis on something that will disappear in a couple of days.


Angie Van De Merwe said...

We might as well make our life in the here and now as beautiful as possible...Art is the appreciation of beauty for beauty's sake.

Angie Van De Merwe said...

Why do some people think that it is virtuous to be unattractive or have living quarters that are unadorned/undecorated? Shouldn't athestics be a matter of personal taste?

Those that have these opinions/convictions can choose to live in a sequestered environment where they won't be tempted to "stumble".