Why does Jesus refer to Solomon in Matthew 6:29?

Matt. 629: Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

Matthew 6:29

ESV - 29 Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
King Solomon's reign represented the height of Old Testament Israel's glory. 1 Kings 10 describes the majesty and splendor of his court, which included the manner in Solomon himself was attired, and which the Israelites of Jesus' day would have associated with Solomon's name.

As magnificent as that was, Jesus was saying that God made even objects as humble or "ordinary" as the lilies of the field to have a beauty that surpassed it. And, since that was the case, Jesus' human listeners should therefore have faith that God (who had created those humans in His own image) would be equally attentive to providing for them, so that there would be no need for them to worry or be anxious (especially to a degree surpassing that of their devotion to God) about having sufficient clothing (or food). If they made seeking God and His righteousness their first priority, all their other needs would be met.

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