4 Even as He 1achose us in Him 2bbefore the foundation of the world to be 3choly and 4without blemish 5before Him 6in 7dlove,
44 A blemish is like a foreign particle in a precious gem. God's chosen ones should be saturated with only God Himself, having no foreign particles, such as the fallen natural human element, the flesh, the self, or worldly things. This is to be without blemish, without any mixture, without any element other than God's holy nature. The church, after being thoroughly washed by the water in the word, will be sanctified in such a way (5:26-27).