To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy . . . (Jude 24)

May what we are not now—faultless—yet one day shall be—faultless—meet you in your deepest place of need today and every day until that day when our Lord Jesus Christ calls you home to Himself.

There are two things that each child of God should know about this word of divine blessing. First, we are not in ourselves faultless today. We are a mixture of both good and evil, righteousness and unrighteousness, perfection and imperfection. There are times when we are sold out in our service to our Lord and there are times when we are not. There are times when we invite Jesus to sit upon the throne of our lives and there are times when we do not. There are times when our heart beats for nothing smaller than Christ alone, and there are times when it does not. Our dedication is mixed with doubt. Our service is mixed with selfishness. Our faith is mixed with faithlessness. We are not yet faultless in our motives or our mission.

But the second thing to remember is that, in the eyes of the Almighty, we who have, by grace through faith, placed our trust in Christ alone are as faultless today as we shall ever be, for we are seen by the Father as clothed in the righteous robes of the Son. To the Father we blameless. To the Father we are sinless. To the Father we are faultless. Why? Because of our blameless, sinless, faultless Savior. In the eyes of the Father, we are what the Son is because we are in Christ. We have been cleansed by His precious blood and clothed in His priceless robes.

Christian, there is still one more thing we must keep in view regarding this word faultless. Our Lord Jesus Christ never stops short of absolute perfection, and that includes both me and you. The day is coming when we will cross the Jordan and be perfectly conformed to the image of Christ. We will be truly faultless. We will keep the law perfectly. We will love our Lord completely. We will praise our God faithfully. We will be, in a word, finally and fully be . . . faultless! May the comfort of that glorious truth have you rehearsing songs of eternal praise today, as you prepare to participate in the chorus of the faithful, faultless redeemed.

This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!


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