What girl doesn’t love flowers? Flowers represent so many blessings in life and symbolic meanings– flowers represent beauty, perfection, and purity. As Christians, we know that everything written in the Bible is there for a reason. Scripture has many secrets to unlock, so let’s dig up the hidden mysteries of what flowers signify and what are the best Bible Verses about Flowers.
What Flowers are in the Bible?
While the generic or common term ‘flower’ is mentioned 159 times, there are 3 specific types noted in the scriptures including Rose of Sharon, Rose, and Lily of the Valley. Let’s dissect what these flowers mean and their location.
What does the flower symbolize in the Bible? Flowers symbolize beauty, fragility, and love of God, yet, they also represent the fall of humankind. The beauty of a flower fades and eventually dies. We’re going to dig deep into the key type of Christ-like flowers and their symbolic meanings below.
Rose of Sharon Flower Scripture
The Rose of Sharon, also called the Flower of the Field, grows prolifically in the Plain of Sharon. The Plain of Sharon lies between the Mediterranean Sea to the west and the Samarian Hills in Israel. This flower in the desert verse is mentioned in the Bible only twice in Isaiah 35:1-2 and Song of Solomon 2:1.
In Isaiah 35, the scripture reveals a beautiful picture of the kingdom’s blessings as Israel
returns home. As the desert leads the way, it will bring strength to the weary, encouragement to the discouraged, and shed light to see.
In the Song of Solomon, this rose symbolizes a type of Christ as it shows only Christ can make the desert a place of refuge and healing in His Kingdom.
Bible Verses about Roses
The Rose is mentioned in the Bible 48 times and is translated from English to Hebrew as ‘Chabatsteleth’, which means ‘red’ and ‘bulb’. Jesus illustrates the rose for its rarity, beauty, and sweet, wonderful fragrance. Its fragrant flowers include a crown in the center, just like Jesus Christ. He’s the fairest of ten thousand, and the rose is a beauty over all flowers combined.
Lily of the Valley in the Bible
We can certainly answer the question, “What does Jesus say about flowers?” Jesus talks about the Lily of the Valley in Matthew 6:28. While the Bible mentions them a total of 15 times, lilies are a type of Christ in several ways: white representing pure, perfect in their appearance, sweet in fragrance, and fruitful as they blossom. It’s interesting to note that the camel eats rummage around the lilies in the desert.
The Lily of the Valley also symbolizes Christian Living. We ask, seek, and knock for the beauty, fruitfulness, and fragrance of Christ in our everyday lives. Christians represent a flower among the thorns of the world. The church and our house are decorated with the beauty of flowers and their fragrance. Do we enrich our homes and hearts with the one and only Lily of the Valley and spread the aroma of Christ to those around us?
12 Beautiful Bible Verses about Flowers
Here are 12 Flower Bible Verses KJV to enjoy for every month of the year to meditate and memorize. Flowers were made by God and their beauty and aroma remind us of the perfect son of God including his beauty, fragrance, and purity. As Christians, are we a rose among thorns?! It’s a great question to ask yourself every time you see a beautiful flower.
If you are looking for short bible verses about flowers, use the first few passages of scripture easy enough to memorize for kids. In addition, I’ve included a Flower Bible Verses PDF to print for a handy reference to flower quotes in the Bible.
Isaiah 40:8 – The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Song of Solomon 2:1 – I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
Song of Solomon 2:13 – The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Song of Songs 4:16 Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.
Isaiah 35:1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
Isaiah 40:6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field.
Isaiah 35:1-2 – The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. 2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.
Hosea 14: 5-6 – 5 I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. 6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
Luke 12:27-28 – 27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Matthew 6:28-29 – And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
1 Peter 1:23-24 – 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall.
These Bible Verses about Flowers are key for reminding us the beauty of God’s creation and Jesus’ redemption for mankind. In contrast, while the flower eventually fades, Jesus’ love for you never does.