Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Living Blameless

...the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God: walk before Me and be blameless." Genesis 17:1

This morning I had a wonderful time of study with my dear sister, Donna. She brought to my attention the word blameless.

In the Hebrew this word means
"not missing any part, complete, whole, without blemish, innocent, having integrity."

The only other man that I have found so far that this word is used to describe is Noah.
"This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God." Genesis 6:9

Does this sound like an impossible task?


Why would God ask something of a human that is clearly impossible?

I believe that He desires to show Himself faithful and to show His glory.

Are you walking in a delicate, difficult situation. A time of soul searching. A time of being misunderstood. Perhaps even a time of judgment.

A time of trying to walk with integrity and forgiveness.


As it is written: "There is none righteous, no, not one..." Romans 3:10

So, how do we walk?

We choose.

I choose...
to deliberately seek the Lord's guidance, assistance, His power...

to do it through me.

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as [being] from ourselves, but our sufficiency [is] from God, 2 Corinthians 3:5

God told, even commanded Abram to walk before Him blameless.

Why would God ask something of a human that is clearly impossible?

He wouldn't.

Abram fell on his face before God as He was talking with him.

I believe that Abram knew right away his inability to do this thing.

But, if you read the rest of the passage, God tells Abram many things that He will do.

I will bless you.
I will give you land.
I will give you an heir.
I will make you a father of many nations.
I will make you exceedingly fruitful.
I will establish my covenant with you.
will bless your wife.
I will bless your children.

Do you see the operative word here?

God Almighty, He Himself will do this mighty thing.

I'm so glad.