Are we blameless? – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Blameless, a Biblical word, not used often in regular conversation.  It is more typical to hear, “It’s not my fault”.  Than “I am blameless.”

I have not really thought of that word till I read Rebecca Brands post:

“Why we should strive to be blameless… “–

Proverbs 13:6
New Living Translation (NLT)
“Godliness guards the path of the blameless,
    but the evil are misled by sin.

She makes a simple but eternally important point.

“We can never “not sin” due to our natures BUT we can strive to be blameless in this world.


By being led the Holy Spirit.”

To be blameless.  Now here is a goal, that I never thought to attain. 

I have been struggling with the sin that so easily besets me for 30 + years.  It never occurred to me I might be “blameless.”

2 Peter 3:14b
King James Version (KJV)
Wherefore, beloved, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

To  be found in Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.  Be diligent to seek that which is of God; and to do the following:

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
King James Version (KJV)
Rejoice evermore.  Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Quench not the Spirit.  Despise not prophesyings.  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.   Abstain from all appearance of evil.  

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

Spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless, that is what being sanctified  wholly, (set apart unto God), is all about.

2 Corinthians 5:21
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

We are righteous, blameless because of Jesus and His blood, we have a responsibility to become wholly sanctified, by the study of and acceptance of His Word.

2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Knowing scripture helps God to mold and make us into His image.

Philippians 2:13-15
King James Version (KJV)
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.   Do all things without murmurings and disputings:   That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Blameless and harmless, doing all without murmuring and disputing, (complaining).

Lights in the world, because God works in  us, doing His will and His good pleasure.  That we might:

Philippians 3:9
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

Our righteousness, our blameless standing before God is only through the sacrifice of Jesus.

Proverbs 13:6
King James Version (KJV)
Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.”

As a newborn has original sin, but is blameless.  So a man reborn in Christ, covered with His blood is blameless.

Rebecca said it better:
“we can strive to be blameless in this world.


By being led the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 8:13-15
King James Version (KJV)
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Thank you Rebecca for bringing this truth to mind.

Thanks for visiting. Come back soon.
Know you are loved.

3 thoughts on “Are we blameless? – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

  1. Bill,
    My question is – who assesses blame ? Is it part of the judgement ? As you say, we are all sinners but through the Holy Spirit we can be blame less ?
    A question I am often asked is if we have all forgiveness through Jesus Christ, then does that mean, we can sin and sin again because we will still be blameless and not be punished ?


    • When we are covered by the blood of Jesus, the Father sees us as blameless, righteous, justified by that blood.

      Romans 5 and 6 talks of sin and the need to rid ourselves of same.

      If we embrace rather than repent of sin, it can become our master and we can be seperated from Christ.

      The need of a repentant heart unever leaves us. We must always be ready to confess our sins and request forgiveness.

      A lot of folks believe once saved always saved. I do not see that as Biblical.

      Hope that belps.

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