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Living Blameless Though Not Sinless

Paul the Apostle writing to the Thessalonians in 1 Thess. 5:23 speaks of the believers being “Preserved blameless.”  He also spoke to the people at Corinth in 1 Cor. 1:8-9 concerning the subject of blamelessness.  Then in Col. 1:20-22  and Phil. 2:11 he addresses the same subject to the people at Colosse and Philippi.  Peter as well speaks in 1 Peter 3:12-13 and 2 Peter 3:14 about the same subject.  We should understand that to be blameless does not mean to be sinless, but it does mean that we live in such a way that we are not accused.  We should always live in such a way that if anyone makes an accusation against us, our testimony is believed before any false accusation. In 1 Thess. 3:13-14 it is God’s will that our hearts be established “unblameable in holiness.”  Jesus is the only one born both sinless and blameless.  We cannot ever in this life be sinless, however, we can live blameless.  1 Thess. 5:16-28 gives a short rundown of the route to blamelessness for believers, saved people.

1. We have a good attitude about praise.  1 Thess. 5:16,  Acts 16:25

2. We have a good attitude about prayer. 1 Thess. 5:17

3. We have a good attitude about problems. 1 Thess. 5:18

4. We have a good attitude about pleasing God. 1 Thess. 5:19

5  We have a good attitude about preaching. 1 Thess. 5:20

6. We have a good attitude about purity.  1 Thess. 5:21

7  We have a good attitude about perceptions. 1 Thess. 5:22

8  We have a good attitude about Personal Testimony. 1 Thess. 5:23

9.  We have a good attitude about God’s purpose for us. 1 Thess. 5:24

I have often stated over the years in ministry that “we cannot be sinless in this life, but we can sin less in this life.”

Those of us who are saved by the grace of God should take heed to 1 Cor. 10:31 which states, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”   There are several verses that tell us to do what we do, “for His name’s sake.”  Our blamelessness reflects on the name of the Lord.  I know you and I are not sinless, but are you attempting to live blameless?

 

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