"For a majority of the people...had not cleansed themselves, yet they ate the Passover otherwise than as prescribed.
For Hezekiah had prayed for them, saying, "May the good LORD pardon everyone who sets his heart to seek God, the LORD, the God of his fathers, even though not according to the sanctuary's rules of cleanness."
And the LORD heard Hezekiah and healed the people." (2 Chronicles 30:18-20 ESV)
We see some beautiful dynamics here; Hezekiah in a sense is
That's all any of us can do. We can only turn the best we can in His direction - then the God of grace and mercy heals us and bring us closer and closer.
Even in the old testament, we see such love, grace and forgiveness to any who would turn their heart to Him. That's the true requirement. The rules were a measurement to show us that we need to turn to Him. It was only a tool.
May we never rely on how spiritually mature we have become but on how surrendered and dependent on Him we have learned to embrace.
Any other attitude only proves that we aren't so spiritually mature. Spiritual maturity is those who know and rely on this truth:
"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." (Galatians 2:20 ESV)