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|you have put off the old man
with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is
renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,
"Look to Abraham your
father, And to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone, And blessed him and increased
I am a new man in Christ
|In his person he was neat in the
extreme. In early life, his dress, equipage, and appointments were fastidiously
appropriate to his rank. As he grew old, although preserving his extreme neatness,
his dress was plainer and he was more indifferent to the appearance of his equipage. When
at Paris, Philadelphia, and Washington, his furniture, table, servants, [and] equipage and
the tout ensemble of his establishment were deemed highly appropriate to the
position he held. He was a gentleman everywhere.
Henry S. Randall, Life of Thomas Jefferson (1858)
I shall begrudge no reasonable expense that will contribute to the improvement and neatness of my farms, for nothing pleases me better than to see them in good order, and everything trim, handsome, and thriving about them; nor nothing hurts me more than to find them otherwise. George Washington, To William Pearce.
|I make sure all things are done decently and in order.
1 Corinthians 14:40
My environment reflects the fact that I walk honestly, as in the
day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and
Those who work with me enjoy my good order, and the stedfastness of my faith in Christ.
I make sure I have the tools I need to carry out the Lord's assignments. "So the
service of the house of the LORD was set in order."
I arrange myself and my surroundings to achieve the greatest efficiency.
The Health Department isn't after me any more.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those
who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also
predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn
among many brethren.
I have remembered Thy Name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept Thy Law.