The believer's perfection

(Gleanings from the Inner Life of Ruth Bryan)

I am most exceedingly distressed by my sins, and
feel the need of Jesus' precious blood every hour!
I need a supply from the Fountain! "On that day
a fountain will be opened . . . a fountain to cleanse
them from all their sins and defilement."
Zech. 13:1

Feeling fully what I am in myself, and proving
afresh that "in my flesh dwells no good thing"--
in this sad state I fly to Jesus as my only refuge!

Oh that the depth of my sin and misery may be
overcome by His rich grace, that with Mary I may
weep at His dear feet, and love much, having
much forgiven.

While in the body we shall never be free from sin.
I had been looking for something from and in my
flesh which the Word of God does not warrant me
to expect. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh"
--and ever will be!

The believer's perfection is in Christ. Oh that
He may condescend to teach me, and lead me to
look straight out of self--to a glorious Christ!

"And you are complete in Him." Colossians 2:10