Thoughts on the Way Home

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Weak Hearts, Forever Remember This


“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. ‘They are without fault before the throne of God.’ (Rev 14:5) 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

HT: Of First Importance