All flesh is as grass
“All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,” 1 Peter 1:24 (NIV)
On a recent walk I saw a lot of uncut grass swaying in the wind. Grass, like flowers, is there one day and gone the next. Either someone more diligent than me mows it or it withers and dies. That’s what happens to us too isn’t it. Not the mowing but the dying! The verse I’ve quoted sums up that rather bleak reality of life.
God’s Bible has so much more for us though than that bleak reality. Consider these verses!
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:28-34 (NIV)
Great advice for how to live better now... and to have the hope of God’s coming Kingdom for the future.