Morning & Evening Daily Devotional Reading– October 10
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“Faultless before the presence of His glory.”
Think for a moment about the wonderful word: “faultless!” We’re far from being faultless now, but as our Lord never stops short of perfection in His work of love, we shall reach it one day. The Savior who will keep His people to the end will also present them at last to Himself as “a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and without blemish.” All the jewels in the Savior’s crown are of the first order and without a single flaw. All the maids of honor who attend the Lamb’s wife are pure virgins without spot or stain.
But how will Jesus make us faultless? First, he’ll wash us from our sins in His own blood until we are white and fair as God’s purest angel; and then we’ll be clothed in His righteousness– a righteousness that makes the saint who wears it positively faultless, even perfect in the sight of God. We will be blameless and without cause for reproof even in God’s eyes. His law will not only have no charge against us, but will be magnified in us.
And, more than that, the work of the Holy Spirit within us will be altogether complete. He will make us so perfectly holy that we shall have no lingering tendency to sin. Every power and passion will be set free from the entanglements of evil. We will be holy even as God is holy, and in His presence we will dwell for ever.
God’s saints will not be out of place in heaven; their beauty will be as great as that of the place prepared for them. Oh the ecstasy of that hour when the everlasting doors are lifted up, and we, having been prepared for the inheritance, will dwell with the saints in light. Sin gone; Satan shut out; temptation past forever, and ourselves “faultless” before God; this will be heaven indeed!
Let us be joyful now as we rehearse the song of eternal praise that will so soon roll forth in full chorus from all the blood-washed army of God; let us mimic David’s praise before the ark as a prelude to our ecstasies before God’s throne. [M&E]