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Devotion, February 12, 2021, blameless

“The Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless” (Psalm 84:11).

As was the case with yesterday’s devotion, today we have a promise attached to a condition. God bestows favor and honor on certain people. The promise is not for all people. It is only for those whose walk is blameless. To those who meet this condition, he withholds nothing good.

What does this mean for Christians living under the New Covenant? Our lives are never blameless. I beg to differ! There are two steps we must follow to become blameless. Step one is to obey the teachings of Jesus. Step two is to depend upon His shed blood to forgive us when we fall short and come to Him with repentance. As we live by faith and repentance, we are considered blameless in God’s eyes. The Scripture assures us that “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). If we are forgiven and cleansed, we are blameless.

Many Christians are too casual about their shortcomings. We excuse our sins by saying, “Nobody’s perfect.” God does not want to hear that. He wants to hear, “Lord, I am sorry I have failed you. Forgive me for Jesus’ sake and set my feet on the path of righteousness.”

Do your best to obey Jesus, and when you fail, confess and repent quickly, and you will be walking blamelessly.

Gracious God, I do want to follow Jesus. Please point it out to me when I fall short, and lead me to confession and repentance. I desire to walk blameless before You, In Jesus name, Amen.

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