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The passage about the lillies being dressed better than solomon.

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  • The passage about the lillies being dressed better than solomon.

    I read this passage today. As someone who is about to graduate and is trying to be a responsible adult this passage is both comforting and strange. I have a tendency to overthink things and also to persue the moment. It is hard sometimes to fathom that in the end things will be well.

    What a magnificent passage.
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    The reference to Solomon ties in with St Matthew’s themes of:

    kingship
    power
    wisdom
    Jesus as Son of David
    universal kingship
    temptation
    riches

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    • #3
      It is an allusion to Song of Solomon 2:1-2 and 6:2. It fits with the theme of Matthew 6:33-34 where Jesus talks about provision and taking care of God's people.

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        Originally posted by ReformedApologist View Post
        It is an allusion to Song of Solomon 2:1-2 and 6:2. It fits with the theme of Matthew 6:33-34 where Jesus talks about provision and taking care of God's people.
        Nicely spotted A reference to Songs would be in keeping with the Solomonic, royal, sapiential, and marital themes in St Matthew and the NT.

        If one goes to https://biblehub.com and looks up the Gospel passages

        St Matthew 6.25-34
        St Luke 12.22-34

        and then looks up each of those verses, and looks up all the cross-references to each verse, one can find out a lot about the ideas behind those two passages. Biblehub is a very good resource for that kind of investigation.
        Last edited by Rushing Jaws; 08-07-2019, 10:11 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rushing Jaws View Post
          Nicely spotted A reference to Songs would be in keeping with the Solomonic, royal, sapiential, and marital themes in St Matthew and the NT.

          If one goes to https://biblehub.com and looks up the Gospel passages

          St Matthew 6.25-34
          St Luke 12.22-34

          and then looks up each of those verses, and looks up all the cross-references to each verse, one can find out a lot about the ideas behind those two passages. Biblehub is a very good resource for that kind of investigation.
          I actually view Song of Solomon as a picture of Christ and his Church. Some say its about marriage but I don't think it has to be either one, but rather it shows how marriage is a picture of the church. An Illusion to Ephesians 5:25.

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