[June 13]
Being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. Romans 6:22
THESE are wonderful words of life, indeed! They inspire us with hope. If God will accept perfect heart intentions instead of the absolute perfection of the flesh, then, indeed, we have hope of attaining to the standard which he has marked for us—the standard of perfection. We can walk after, or according to the Spirit. So far as our mortal bodies are concerned we cannot walk up to the Spirit's requirements, but our minds can walk according to the Spirit; our intentions can be perfect; and what our Heavenly Father seeks in us is perfection of intention and as perfect control of our flesh as possible. Z'11-340 R4869:5(Hymn 267)