Never argue with a lily

Simple? Yep. Deep? Yep. Irrefutable? Yep. Subject to scorn? Unfortunately.

Apart from faith, prove to me the scent of the lily of the valley exists.  Where is your d_mn proof? Can you touch it? See it? Feel it?  Perhaps explain it to a friend, describe it? Yeah, I know, you can’t do it.  Maybe if you tasted it? Ehcck, no, that doesn’t work too well now does it?

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Ah yes, the essence of faith, bottled, and proof of the Creator. Oh how the common flower condemns unbelief and arrogance in chastising things not seen. Oh how the Creator has seen fit to employ nature to speak of His eternal power and Godhead.  Oh how the emerging perennial flower that is born once more from the frozen earth testifies of life, again.

The times. The seasons. The voice of nature utters the crescendo of that little flower that preaches the gospel of perpetual goodness. Yet, the flower fades, as do we all, life a leaf, but….the word of God endures forever.

But what is the soul of that flower? Its scent or its body? Humans have no soul eh? Hmm, appears you will argue foolishly with the lily, and lose, every time.

Does not nature itself teach you? Ah, yyyep. Thank God for the lessons of life through nature, clearly seen that we may be without excuse, and be certain in our knowledge of Him. And heck, I did not even touch the chiefest among ten thousand, the true lily among thorns……(THAT would fill the libraries of the world.)

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Apart from faith, all we have is a mere opinion that the odor of the flower exists. C’mon, face the scent of the lily and bless God will ya. Faith is some serious evidence; don’t leave home without it. As a matter of fact, you can’t.

Apart from faith, prove to any man that the scent from the lily of the valley exists. Thus do the simple facts of life shut our mouths. Let God be true, and every man, well, a bit untruthful to deny the Creator His due.  Faith, the substance of things hoped for……the evidence of things not seen.

Apart from faith, prove to me the scent of the lily of the valley exists. Well? I’m waiting. May as well stop right now, as you gotta love that evidence known as faith, because the tiny flower condemns all unbelief, for without uttering a word, lilies do not lose arguments.

 

 

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24 Responses to Never argue with a lily

  1. Tricia says:

    “Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.”

    And oh how wonderful they smell, no? Nice touch with this post ColorStorm.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      That always impressed me as a ‘putting Solomon in his place’ kind of truth.

      Love that trish. Tkx. A simple flower that speaks to the Creator and magnificence of men, but a more magnificent God.

      (and of course that smell!! above all in awesomeness, just perfect)

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      • Tricia says:

        Ha, I never thought about that “putting Solomon in his place angle” but it makes complete sense. Sometimes, most times I’d say it is the simple things that bring us closest to God. Just the way he planned I imagine. 🙂

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Simple things.

          Doncha just the love the serendipitous interplay where one comment leads to a good one to a good one to another good one.

          Those unplanned simple comments that even outdo the post, but heck, with the network of good people around here, I’ve come to expect it.

          We all sharpen each other to the glory of God, eh trish?

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        • Tricia says:

          So true CS, kinda like iron…;)

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  2. ColorStorm says:

    Ha yep, and he is all yours, to have and to hold, from this day forward…. 😉

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    • Tricia says:

      Hmmm, can I think about that one for a bit?

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      So now you’re a Yenta – Oi Vey!

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Nope, just passin the baton to trish, as her tolerance and patience is well beyond my scope.

        There is a reason scripture presents men as ‘hard hearted and ‘ears stopped,’ and trish in her awesome manner is more capable of dealing with a thousand comments on the merry go round of unbelief.

        You have no issue with me or any other who disagree with you arch, it is the word of God that you find fault with, and ultimately Christ Himself.

        It is settled. Period. Your pea shooter cannot sink the sub, you will die of a lack of breath trying. As the good woman said: ‘consider the lilies………..’

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          You have no issue with me or any other who disagree with you arch, it is the word of God that you find fault with, and ultimately Christ Himself.

          I have an issue with people who refuse to think, but it’s that they feel compelled to spread that virus that bothers me the most. “…the word of God”? – every word in that book was written by a man claiming to speak in the name of a god.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Calling car 54, calling car 54, where are you, come in Tricia. Stat.

          As CS utters a deep five sighs……….

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  3. Well said, Colorstorm. Consider the lily, indeed.

    I got to encounter lily of the valley, the flower, a few years ago. Before I could touch it, smell it, feel it, it simply did not exist, but my inability to conceive of it, had no bearing on it’s existence.

    The scent is just indescribable. A woman waved it behind my head teasing me, so I smelled it first, and I thought, so that’s what heaven smells like, that truly is the essence of God, that is what it really means to be “the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved….”

    “It’s lily of the valley,” she told me, and I had no idea, but of course it was. How could it be anything else? 😉

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    • ColorStorm says:

      ‘Indescribable.’ Indeed, and the shelf life is so short when in the ground.

      But that lasting fragrance is multiplied in so many ways, the purity, the wonder it brings to the senses, and those little ‘bells’ that ring such worth.

      What a God we serve who shows His hands so delightfully. ‘Here, smell this,’ and taste and see that the Lord is good, so to speak.

      That thought too: ‘my inability to conceive of it………had no bearing on it’s existence.’ You have handed me and hopefully others a jewel of a thought here.

      This thought is quite fragrant ms bytes and loaded with truth. Tkx for sending it this way.

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  4. Peter says:

    What we learn from nature is that it is an unforgiving and unsentimental world in which we live.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Seems rather narrow there peter, as nature is a fine teacher that also punishes foolishness.

      Nature rewards the mind, and also feeds the hunger of those who look for rest.

      Vacations with the family to National Parks. Is that all you see is ‘unforgiving and unsentimentality?’

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  5. archaeopteryx1 says:

    Missed me, didn’t you –?

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  6. ColorStorm says:

    Molecules………atoms………

    ‘By Him (The Lord God) do all things consist………………..’ So says the word of God as demonstrated through nature, confirmed by the conscience , and known through common sense. It’s that ‘all creatures great and small kind of thing.’

    The lily of the valley in it’s humility preaches the gospel of creation. Please see insanitybytes22 comment for tremendous insight into this very thing.

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