Because I believe Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead, I am holy and blameless before God. The New Living Translation makes this point very clearly in Colossians 1:22 ” Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.” What a privileged position we are in before God because of what Christ did for us on the cross. His blood has washed us clean so that we are without sin before God, pure, holy and without guilt. Many of the old hymns talk about ‘there is power in the blood’. The blood of Christ cleanses us from all unrighteousness. “But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7
What now? David wrote of being blameless and what that looks like in Psalm 15:1 “Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord? Who may enter your presence on your holy hill? Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts. Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends.” Again he wrote in Psalm 18:31-33 “For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?— the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. Solomon wrote in Proverbs 11:20 “The Lord detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.” Christ has made us blameless before God through our faith in His work on the cross, but walking daily with Him requires us to do what is right, speak the truth, be sincere of heart, refuse to gossip or speak harm to others. God promises to equip us for this work and give us strength. We will be secure in Him at all times. Walking with Jesus, brings purity and holiness into our lives and pleases God.
I’ll end today with Jude 24-25. May it resonate with you all day and help you as you strive to walk humbly with Jesus. He did it all and then equips you to go out to show and tell others of His transforming power. Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen
Thankful for the transforming power of Christ,