"LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart." -Psalm 15:1-2
All throughout the Bible, the scripture talks about being blameless. What does that mean? Aren't we humans always going to sin?
Living a blameless life has to do with the intention of the heart. "I will be careful to lead a blameless life - when will you come to me? I will walk in my house with blameless heart." -Psalm 101:2
When we walk blamelessly before God, it means our intention is to do good, and to live a Holy life. It doesn't mean we won't make mistakes, but it means our desire is to honor Him, in everything we do. It means we always try to do the right thing. It means we're on time, and we do things with excellence. It means we act as representatives of Christ for those who do and don't believe. We deal with disappointments, and we don't hold grudges.
So why should we try to live a blameless life? It sure seems like a lot of work!
"My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he whose walk is blameless will minister to me." -Psalm 101:6
"For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless." -Psalm 84:11
Jesus talked about the day His blood would be shed on the cross. He said, "I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me." -John 14:30
When we walk a blameless life and the enemy of our souls has "nothing in us," we can walk free of accusation and sin. Satan will always try to trip us up and try to get us involved in things where he can have a hold so that he can bring us down with him. But we are called to live a blameless life, and the church as a whole is called to a radiant future: "and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless." -Ephesians 5:27
In order for Jesus to come back, we as a church must walk Holy and blameless. Is there anything in your life that is keeping you from being blameless? Is there anything you need to bring to the foot of the cross? I pray that God would give us strength and courage to live a blameless life, so that we can in turn be a blessing to Him and to those around us.
Related resource: The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul