Out Of This World

Even when barren, the rose plant is a sight
Before me was this amber delight
As the day transitions to night

Across the street
Just about a hundred feet
Was a treat just as sweet

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

Philippians 4:8-9

As we parked at the station
what caught my attention
was this reflection

“Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”

Matthew 5:48

Don’t be put off by this verse. If this meant the same as how a person without the Spirit would translate it, it would mean none of us would need Jesus Christ as our Savior. It simply means to be blameless in God’s sight just like Noah was in his time and he found favor with God.

“This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.”

Genesis 6:9

As the world reverts to the days of Noah, being in the world and not becoming one with the world is intentional.

“But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do,
16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

1 Peter 1:15-16