With a last name like Rose, of course I am interested in flowers. And this picture aroused my interest this afternoon. Why? Well, the sheer absence of colors other than black and white, of course. It somehow defines the picture in a way that one having many variations of colors could never do. And life can be like this flower; that is, having sharp delineations of truth to it. When this is the case, then doubt is removed and exactly how to live one's life becomes clear. Consider the following...
Philippians, Chapter 4
8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things.
1 Timothy, Chapter 2
1 I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks, be made for all men: 2 for kings and all who are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; 4 who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all; the testimony in its own times;
If truth is to be found, it lies with God in absolute perfection. Our thoughts are subject to change and therefore in doubt... but God is a different matter. His purity, His knowledge and in fact everything that characterizes HIM as GOD is perfect!!! So, Paul puts in plainly- think about God's word, ruminate, consider, dwell, and understand everything that you possibly can. And you will come to a "full knowledge of the truth". As plain as black and white; God's truth- and that is magnificent!!!!