I love the old hymns. I grew up singing them and they have had an impact on me as I have walked with Jesus all of these years. I remember when I decided to become baptized and make Jesus my Lord and Savior, the hymn “Just As I Am” was being sung. I also remember the first time I sang harmony with my mom at a Sunday evening service. It was to the song “In the Garden”. To this day, it is still one of my favorite hymns. But the most precious hymn to me was my grandma’s favorite, “Because He Lives”. Every time I hear it or sing it, I have such fond memories of my grandma, Ava. These hymns are engraved on my heart.
Recently, I was reminded of a phrase that you can find in a newer worship song and in an old-time hymn. The hymn is “On Solid Rock” and the newer song is “Cornerstone”. The phrase that really has stuck out to me is…”Clothed in His righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne.” When we are clothed in his righteousness, we are faultless. Really? How many of you make mistakes? We all do! And do we carry those mistakes around with us? Are they weight that brings us down daily? I know that is true for me sometimes! But faultless? The definition of of faultless is free from defect or error. I love the following synonyms as well — prefect, flawless, impeccable, accurate, precise, exact, correct, exemplary, unblemished and irreproachable.
Jesus blood has made us faultless where we can stand before HIM! How amazing is that! What hope that brings to us in our sinful lives that Jesus has made us perfect, flawless, impeccable, unblemished, irreproachable…FAULTLESS before HIM! Hebrews 10:14 says, “For by one sacrifice HE has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” (NIV)
I love how God puts lyrics of old hymns and new songs on my heart to remind me of HIS amazing grace! I am thankful for the sacrifice that my Jesus made so that we can be faultless and perfect before HIM.