The next poignant passage I came across was "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." (Matt. 6:19-21) If our treasure is the things of this world, our heart will be set on pride. "No man can serve two masters" (Matt 6:24); we cannot serve ourselves and God.
Then Christ begins to compare us to the animals and plants. He reminds us that our Father takes care of the sparrows and the lilies. I loved the image when he says "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow' they toil not neither do they spin:And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these" (Matt. 6:28-29). This made me think of art. As artists, we love to exhault our creations, but it is true that even the greatest painting and sculptures cannot compare to that which God created. But not only in art, we make a huge fuss over new scientific advances in machinery, but we can produce nothing which remotely compares to the complexity and effectiveness of a plant leaf.
The final parting thoughts are "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matt 6:33). These same words are echoed in the Book of Mormon particularly when we are talking about pride as Jacob 2. One of Christ's messages through out the ages has been that we should forget ourselves and press forward with single to the light of God. But to have that eye singled means we cannot be looking down from our pride-built pedestal on our fellowmen. We must remember that we need to look up.