and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:22-24; 31-32)
The rose uses neither paint nor perfume. It’s just itself. That is the touch of its Maker. Truth is transparent. The window glass is clear. The whole house is open to inspection. That’s the touch of God. The Jesus-man needs neither paint nor perfume of profession or good deeds. He needs only to be made and kept clean by the blood of Jesus; then to live clean and true in the simple round of his daily life.
“The Bent Knee Time” Samuel D. Gordon