Morning, October 10, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening

“In the presence of His glory blameless with great joy.” — Jude 24

Ponder in your mind that wondrous word, “blameless!” We are far removed from it now; but since 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 “the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but  holy and blameless.” All the jewels in the Savior’s crown are of the greatest brilliance and transparency and without a single flaw. All the maids of honor who attend the Lamb’s wife are pure virgins without spot or wrinkle. But how will Jesus make us blameless? He will wash us from our sins in his own blood until we are white and fair as God’s purest angel; and we shall be clothed in his righteousness, that righteousness which makes the saint who wears it positively blameless; yes, perfect in the sight of God. We shall be unblameable and beyond reproof even in his eyes. His law will not only have no charge against us, but it will be magnified in us. Moreover, 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. Judgment, memory, will–every power and passion shall be liberated from the thrall of evil. We shall be holy even as God is holy, and in his presence we shall dwell forever. 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 euphoria of that hour when the everlasting doors shall be lifted up, and we, being made conformed for the inheritance, shall dwell with the saints in light. Sin gone, Satan shut out, temptation past forever, and ourselves “blameless” before God, this will be heaven indeed! Let us be joyful now as we rehearse the song of eternal praise which so soon is to to roll forth in full chorus from all the blood-washed host; let us copy David’s exulting before the ark as a prelude to our elation before the throne.