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One of the responsibilities of the Christian believer is to live a blameless, pure and faultless. In our society today and I guess it wasn’t much different in the past it would seem that it is increasingly more difficult to
live a blameless and faultless life, with aggressive secularism and the accompanying “freedom” to do whatever we like as long as it feels good and it’s not hurting anyone.
12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky Philippians 2:12-15
It seems like such a tall order, especially for the young or new believer to comprehend the blameless and faultlessness of being a Christian. Such a tall order, one would think they could never achieve it and so would not even be worth try in the first place.
However, the Sacrifice of Christ does provide ample provision for the believer to live a blameless life blameless. However, the bible never promises complete sanctification this side of heaven, but we definitely must give it our best shot.
As Colossians 1:21-22 suggests, one of the result of Christ’s sacrificial death is that we would be brought into God’s presence (qualified to come into God’s presence) as holy and blameless
21 And you who were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,
22 he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through death, so as to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him, Colossians 1:21-22 (NRSV)
I particularly like the New living translation version of these verses:-
21 This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions.
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.
He has brought you into his presence and you are holy and blameless and you stand before him without a single fault”.
Without a single fault, blameless, Me? Yes indeed you. He has invited us into His presence where sin could not stand, He has invited us in to his presence even though He is pure and cannot stand evil (Habakkuk 1:13)
What does all this mean then? Our spiritual position in Christ is that we are faultless and blameless.
We are indeed faultless and blameless, not by any of our own good deeds, but only through what the sacrificial blood of Jesus has accomplished for us. Our knowledge of, and our faith in this truth is what will enable us to increasingly live out our blamelessness and faultless nature in this crooked and perverse generation.
24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
25 To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen. Jude 24–25 (NKJV)
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