The Lord has been taking me to a number of verses recently highlighting this words blameless and righteousness.
These are areas He wants to show me at the moment to improve the way that I am walking.
2 Samuel 22:20
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.
21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, And have not wickedly departed from my God.
22 For all His judgments were before me, And I did not put away His statutes from I me.
23 I was also blameless before Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity.
24 Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.
25 With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless;
26 With the pure You will show Yourself pure; And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd.
27 For You will save the humble people, But will bring down haughty looks.
28 For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
29 For by You I can run against a troop, By my God I can leap over a wall.
30 As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
We are awarded according to our righteousness. This is a good reason to walk this way before looking at anything else. There is also a position of blamelessness that he wants us in. When we are in this position he can deliver us all that is promised, no accusations will hold ground against a blameless and righteous person.
When we combine blameless and righteous together we are a shining light.
In the book of Philippians He points out both areas to us.
Do all things without complaining and disputing,
15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
He doesn’t want us with fault as it opens doors for the enemy to accuse. There is a right way to walk.
and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;
The correct righteousness comes from Christ and faith not from us.
Paul before his outer body experience walked in a righteousness that was due to him. But this wasn’t a recognised righteous.
When he recognised it was from Christ he could then walk in faith and he knew and had faith combined with power.
For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
Abraham obeyed, believed and he was accounted righteous. Sound pretty simple but how well do we do that. The simple things are easy to do but what about the tough times when we are asked to step out on a limb for our Father. Do we believe in faith at those times? When you can do that then you are walking in the righteous walk.
If we go earlier back in the bible God had given Abraham another message
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.
2 “And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”
So Abraham was asked to be blameless and the Lord would multiply. Abraham then also became righteous because He believed God. So with this combination of blameless and righteous there is a double multiplying effect for us.
It is not one or the other but both are required. In fact to walk blameless is an act of faith that enables Him to deliver all the blessings to you.
In the New Testament He gives us more on this
And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled
22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight—
23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
God’s blood makes us blameless. Repent.
To be blameless means the following
Not give or take offense
“and blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.’
Many times the Lord has warned me about giving offense as this just opens a door to the enemy every time. He would have us protected and not go to that place. He says giving offense is one of the major downfalls for us and we don’t necessary see the impact it has on us in the Spiritual.
It is also about forgiving those who have offended me.
This is necessary for a blameless walk.
To not sin
To be blameless is to not sin. The two simply can’t fit together.
His blood cleanses us and makes us blameless so repentance brings us back to this place. But I feel he is telling us don’t even go there in the first place.
If we aren’t in a place of repentance we can’t be blameless. None of us are sinless.
To be righteous means the following
To reflect His nature
Romans Chapter three is about this. This is his nature.
to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
His words are to show us that he will do what is right and just. It is just so important to him. This is His nature and we should reflect this.
To believe his word.
… The righteousness which is from God by faith;
Scripture is so consistent he wants us in faith
To be in Faith
But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,
9 Does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only, or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness.
And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God.
He is telling us a few times the same thing so He must have a point to make.
Believe God and His word.
2 Peter 2:5
and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;
Noah was saved and he is called a preacher of righteousness. An unusual reference to why he was one of the saved ones. This highlights the importance of righteousness (faith) in the walk.
The Lord is highlighting to me the need to be blameless and righteous.
I believe He wants to poor out His blessing on His children at this time and in this season but we do have a role to play to enable us to hold onto His abundance. That is to walk as Abraham did. To walk as Jesus did.
To walk knowing our Father is a good God and will deliver to us. Let’s honour Him and walk in blamelessness and righteousness.