By Kathi Pelton
To be “blameless” means to be innocent of wrongdoing. We know that we are covered and washed in the blood of Jesus (by grace) from all of our wrongdoings but we also desire to live a life of righteousness and walk in a standard of holiness all of the days of our lives.
Psalm 37:18-19 says,
“The Lord knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever; they are not put to shame in evil times; in the days of famine they have abundance.”
Since blame and wrongdoing has been removed from our lives, we now have the honor of standing before him as “blameless.” Yet, some use this “grace and forgiveness” as a license to act in ways that compromise his standards— believing that grace gives permission to “act unbecomingly” or compromise his ways and instructions.
“Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not!” Romans 6:15
Though ALL have fallen short of his glorious standard (Romans 3:23), we do not want to deliberately fall short. His Word is to be our standard as his character and integrity is formed in us. Our lives are to bring glory, honor and praise to him in all that we do and who we are. We are called to yield until we see his image become one with us.
There is a great need for natural and spiritual parents to spend time on our knees praying for our children and our children’s children. The spirit of rebellion and deception is infiltrating every aspect of society from education to media— (from physical ed to the video games they play). Rules alone will not protect our youth from compromise and deception— that leads to rebellion. We must get this wisdom from the Lord and we must pray for them like never before…and, we must do our best to walk blameless before them in honor and integrity.
The reward for those who are called “blameless” by the Lord is honor, abundance and a righteous heritage.
“God, we ask that we will be found blameless before you. We thank you for your forgiveness and grace that has washed us from all sin and defilement. Reveal to us your ways and strengthen us to walk in a life of uncompromising holiness and honor before you. Though we still fall short, may we never use grace as a license to fall short. Create in us clean hearts and clean hands— and show us any area or way in us that dishonors you or defiles our hearts. We ask that you would protect our children from the spirit of rebellion and deception that seeks to devour them. Keep them in the refuge of your care and teach them your ways. May they be found blameless before you all of their days.” Amen
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