Psalm 18:25,26 “To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless, to the pure you show yourself pure,”
[This is an encouragement to develop these qualities in our walk with Jesus. For we can only have these qualities, Lord Jesus, as your Holy Spirit produces them in us. As we cooperate with you in the process of transformation, willfully wanting to be faithful, blameless and pure, you reveal your marvelous qualities to us more and more, giving us greater ground for surrender, worship and wonder–which then bring more transformation.
As it says in 2 Corinthians 3:18, “And we all, who with unveiled faces, contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” This is a gracious cycle of your goodness poured out more and more on those who are willing to look at your glory and join you in what you are doing.]
The most foundational part of being transformed is being in the Word: “Add to your virtue [surrender], knowledge…” 2 Peter 1:5. “Be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” Romans 12:2. “ as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Ephesians 5:26-27.
It is so easy to forget the Word, to think naturally rather than supernaturally instead of letting the Word wash away the thoughts, goals and values of the world. Therefore, I believe it is important, critical to memorize significant portions of Scripture so we can internalize them and stimulate inner transformation. Then we can better walk as faithful, blameless and pure.