Your spots and blots!
(Thomas Brooks, "The Unsearchable Riches of Christ")
"The Lord our righteousness." Jeremiah 23:6
"They are without fault before the throne of God!" Revelation 14:5
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." Revelation 14:5
So in Canticles 4:7, "All beautiful you are, my darling; there is no flaw in you." 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.
"They are without fault before the throne of God." Revelation 14:5