Flower Study in the Old Testament
While they are still flowering, not ready to be cut, they begin to wither more quickly than grass.
We blossom like a flower and then wither. Like a passing shadow, we quickly disappear.
For like grass, they soon fade away. Like spring flowers, they soon wither.
But the wicked will die. The Lord’s enemies are like flowers in a field— they will disappear like smoke.
He killed the oldest son in each Egyptian family, the flower of youth throughout the land of Egypt.
The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come, and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air.
Therefore, just as fire licks up stubble and dry grass shrivels in the flame, so their roots will rot and their flowers wither. For they have rejected the law of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies; they have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Babylon, the most glorious of kingdoms, the flower of Chaldean pride, will be devastated like Sodom and Gomorrah when God destroyed them.
[ A Message about Samaria ] What sorrow awaits the proud city of Samaria— the glorious crown of the drunks of Israel. It sits at the head of a fertile valley, but its glorious beauty will fade like aflower. It is the pride of a people brought down by wine.
It sits at the head of a fertile valley, but its glorious beauty will fade like a flower. Whoever sees it will snatch it up, as an early fig is quickly picked and eaten.
Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon. There the Lord will display his glory, the splendor of our God.
A voice said, “Shout!” I asked, “What should I shout?” “Shout that people are like the grass. Their beauty fades as quickly as the flowers in a field.
The grass withers and the flowers fade beneath the breath of the Lord. And so it is with people.
The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.”
For death has crept in through our windows and has entered our mansions. It has killed off the flower of our youth: Children no longer play in the streets, and young men no longer gather in the squares.
“The day of judgment is here; your destruction awaits! The people’s wickedness and pride have blossomed to full flower.
Flowers Study in the New Testament:
And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field.
The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements.
As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades.