Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Your Spots and Blots

Weak hearts are apt to sit down troubled and discouraged,  when they look upon that body of sin which is in them, and  those imperfections which attend their best services. They  are ready to say, "We shall one day perish by the strength  of our lusts, or by the defects of our services!" Oh but, to strengthen them against all discouragements, they should  remember this--that they stand before God, clothed with  the righteousness of their Savior.

There is no flaw in God's account. God looks upon weak saints in the Son of His love and sees them all lovely.  Ah, poor souls! you are apt to look upon your spots and blots, and to cry out with the leper not only "Unclean! unclean!" but "Undone! undone!"  Well, forever remember this: that you stand before God in the righteousness of Christ; upon which account you always appear before the throne of God without fault; where you are all lovely, and where there is no flaw in you.
[Thomas Brooks]
Jeremiah 23:6 ...   In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, The Lord Our Righteousness.
Ephesians 5:27 ... That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Revelation 14:5 ...  And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.❤