“Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless…”
The idea of “blameless” is without blemish, not open to censure (as in a lamb without blemish –see 2 Peter 2:13). God will not censure us or hold us in adverse criticism when we keep short accounts with Him. He finds no fault with us when we allow the Holy Spirit to fill us with His power.
One day, Jesus will present us blameless, without blemish, and not open to censure to the Father.
“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever. Amen” (Jude 24-25).
God expects us to be at our best when Jesus comes.
God finds no fault with us when we confess sin. Christians are blameless in His sight, not sinless. We have been washed in the blood of Christ, but we have not been ironed, so to speak. We still have some spiritual wrinkles. Some of us have more spiritual wrinkles than others. As we become more like Christ, some wrinkles begin to go.
Do you have a personal vendetta against someone? This is a wrinkle. This is something about which God will hold you accountable. You are not at your best spiritually.
God takes those wrinkles out of our lives in many ways. At times, He blesses us. Other times, He disciplines us. He takes out His divine iron, but even then, some of us will not hold steady while He tries to iron out the wrinkles of our lives. God progressively works on our lives to become more like the Lord Jesus every day (2 Corinthians 3:18).
“…that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world…” (Philippians 2:15).
One day we will be sinless. In the meantime, we should sin less. We sin less when we keep short accounts with God and use His Word to overcome sin.