<<flaw, blotch>>

We all have imperfections and flaws in both our bodies and character. Accept physical defects that can’t be remedied while working on character issues that can be corrected and brought into conformity with God’s design. These bodily blotches should not detract from our self-esteem but instead be accepted as a distinguishing mark of who God created us to be.

Christ loves the church (the redeemed people) and is working in us to cleanse us, so we can be presented to Him without stain, or wrinkle or any other blemish (Eph 5:27). This is the ultimate state of believers in heaven where we will be changed and fully conformed to His character, for at the present
within us individually and collectively there is much imperfection and impurity (Rom 8:29; 1 Cor 15:51,52; 2 Cor 3:18).

The OT sacrificial animals had to be perfect (without physical defects), as they were a picture or type of Christ who was unblemished by sin (Heb 9:14;
1 Pet 1:19, 2:22)

Going forward into the future it is our responsibility to walk uprightly taking precautions to keep away from sin that easily entangles “…let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit…” (2 Cor 7:1; 2 Tim 2:21; Heb 12:1; Jas 4:8). The
blood of Christ cleanses from sins committed in the past that have been repented
of (1 Jn 1:9).

What changeable blemishes in my                character am I working on?

See also: character, focus, handicap, imperfection, perfect, self-esteem.

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