Flowers are beautiful and they make everything beautiful. Whether it’s a garden, a room or even an outfit, flowers bring in colors and make everything beautiful. But although flowers are beautiful, they don’t last forever just like other things in nature. The bible talks a lot about flowers to let us know that not all forms of beauty are important.
In todays world, most people are after the beauty of life but they don’t actually know what is beautiful in life. Some people associate beauty with outward appearance and the good things in life but the word of God let us know that all these things are fleeting and as such are all vanity. Instead to know beauty is to know the word of God and to be beautiful is to apply the word in your life.
We’ll take a look at some bible verses about flowers to help us understand what the bible says about flowers and what we can learn from the beauty of flowers.
The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, Whose glorious beauty is a fading flower Which is at the head of the verdant valleys, To those who are overcome with wine!
The voice said, “Cry out!” And he said, “What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
But the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away. For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits.
Song of Solomon 1:14
My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blooms In the vineyards of En Gedi.
For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
1 Peter 1:23-24
Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, because All flesh is as grass, And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, And its flower falls away,
2 Chronicles 4:5
It was a handbreadth thick; and its brim was shaped like the brim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It contained three thousand baths.
Song of Solomon 2:12
The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff. So their root will be as rottenness and their blossom will ascend like dust. Because they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
And the glorious beauty is a fading flower Which is at the head of the verdant valley, Like the first fruit before the summer, Which an observer sees; He eats it up while it is still in his hand.
1 Kings 7:26
It was a handbreadth thick; and its brim was shaped like the brim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It contained two thousand baths.
The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out:
He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, And dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither,And the flower of Lebanon wilts.
Song of Solomon 4:16
Awake, O north wind, And come, O south! Blow upon my garden, That its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come to his garden And eat its pleasant fruits
Song of Solomon 2:1-2
I am the rose of Sharon, And the lily of the valleys.Like a lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters
Song of Solomon 6:2
My beloved has gone to his garden, To the beds of spices, To feed his flock in the gardens, And to gather lilies.
For so the Lord said to me, I will take My rest, And I will look from My dwelling place Like clear heat in sunshine, Like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. For before the harvest, when the bud is perfect. And the sour grape is ripening in the flower, He will both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks. And take away and cut down the branches.
1 Kings 6:29
Then he carved all the walls of the temple all around, both the inner and outer sanctuaries, with carved figures of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers.
2 Chronicles 4:21
With the flowers and the lamps and the wick trimmers of gold, of purest gold;
Let him not trust in futile things, deceiving himself, For futility will be his reward. It will be accomplished before his time, And his branch will not be green. He will shake off his unripe grape like a vine, And cast off his blossom like an olive tree.
I will be like the dew to Israel; He shall grow like the lily, And lengthen his roots like Lebanon. His branches shall spread; His beauty shall be like an olive tree, And his fragrance like Lebanon.
He lies under the lotus trees, In a covert of reeds and marsh.
I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works. Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, And I will declare Your greatness. They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, And shall sing of Your righteousness.
Who gives food to all flesh. For His mercy endures forever. Oh, give thanks to the God of heaven! For His mercy endures forever.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
But the wicked shall perish; And the enemies of the Lord, Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke they shall vanish away.
The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, And its place remembers it no more.
On the lampstand itself four bowls shall be made like almond blossoms, each with its ornamental knob and flower.
Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, intending to sacrifice with the multitudes.