March 18, 2022 Memory Verse

Genesis 17:1 Walk Faithfully And Blamelessly

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless.” Genesis 17:1

Every person on this earth is walking through life in some sort of fashion or other. The world tells people that they can walk however they want, as long as it does not harm anyone else or the earth.

Walking in this way leaves no real standards and only brings out chaos and confusion. The rules on what is good and acceptable change on a regular basis and has a result in frustration and death.

God appears to Abram and tells him who He is and then tells him to walk faithfully and be blameless.

Most people do not like to have a lot of rules and regulations to guide them in how to live or what they can or cannot do. The more rules there are, the more difficult and confusing it is on how to abide by them.

Often people believe that God has hundreds of rules that one must live by in order to be a believer. This is often a result of a church implementing those rules. However, God has a very simple set of rules: walk faithfully and be blameless.

Walking faithfully is walking in way that God knows that one will do what He asks of him without question or hesitation. This is moment by moment walking in God’s will, doing exactly as He asks at that moment.

Being blameless is one refusing to do anything sinful. It is resisting the devil and temptations and fleeing from all sin. Every sin made is done by choice, nothing can force a person to sin.

Living in this way should be the believer’s goal. This is what God calls him to do. You are given choices everyday as to how you will act, speak or think. You can choose to live as the world does, unfaithful to God and full of blame. Or you can choose to walk faithfully before God and being blameless.

Jesus paid the price for your sins so that you could live a blameless life and walk faithfully with God. Do not tread on what Jesus did and waste His death for you.

Choose to walk faithfully in God’s ways, obeying everything He commands of you. Choose to flee sin and be blameless and holy as He is holy.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will walk faithfully in all of God’s commands to you; that God will strengthen you to walk blameless and free from sin; and that you will hear the Holy Spirit’s guidance as to how you should live and walk before God.

Ephesians 1:4 God Chose You For A Purpose

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. Ephesians 1:4

One of the things most people need is purpose. They want to know the purpose for what it is that they are doing or have to do.

People will get frustrated and give up when there is no purpose or reasoning for the actions being required. Having purpose gives a person motivation to keep moving forward with what is required. It helps him keep going, when things are difficult.

As Paul opens his letter to the Ephesian church, he tells them that they and he were chosen by God to be holy and blameless before Him. This was done before the creation of the world.

When a person looks at all of the commands God has given throughout the bible, he may often wonder why they are there. All of the commands God has given are given out of love for every person. It is to guide them on how to live a holy and blameless life before God and before man.

The world looks at life and sees it as to eat, drink and be merry today, with no regard for eternity or God. Without God there is no moral standard of right or wrong that is universal. Anything goes in the moment and there is no such thing as sin.

Unlike the world, the believer has a standard he is expected to live by. This standard is God’s standard and it was set before the world was created. God wants His followers to be holy and blameless.

Being holy and blameless means one will not do any harm to any other person, nor to God. It is all about love for others and for God, the whole purpose God has for people.

Going through life on this planet, you may wonder why God has you there and in situations that you are in. Everything that God puts in your path of life is to form you into the image of Jesus, who is holy and blameless before God and man.

Learn from God how to live your life in a holy and blameless way. Instead of focusing on sin, focus upon living for God according to His standards. Living in that way will guide you in what God expects of you and give you purpose for your life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s purpose for your life; that you will live holy and blameless before God and man; that you will find your value in Christ Jesus; and that God will strengthen you to turn from the ways of this world.

1 Thessalonians 3:13 A Strong Heart

May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones. 1 Thessalonians 3:13

In order for a person to live a good, long and healthy life, he must have a good heart. Having a good heart is achieved by eating and exercising properly.

One has to have the blood flow going through his body with power and strength to live a healthy life. Not doing these things will result in a poor heart, which in turn can cause an early death.

Paul prays that God would strengthen the hearts of the people, so that they will be blameless and holy in God’s presence.

The entire purpose of Jesus coming to the earth and dying upon the cross is to make people holy and blameless before God. It was to take a corrupt, selfish dead heart out of a person and give him a new, living and strong heart for God.

It is in the heart that the desires of a person rise up. Until Jesus works in a person, his heart is weak and falls to temptation to sin. A person’s desires are for selfishness and sin.

Just as with exercising physically will strengthen the heart, exercising one’s faith will also strengthen his heart. Getting on the treadmill of life and refusing to slow down and step into sin will strengthen the heart. Exercising the heart daily with studying God’s word and prayer will strengthen one’s heart and faith.

The strong heart will follow hard after God and refuse to go back to sin. It will be able to say no to the temptations that comes its way, keeping one’s self pure and blameless before God.

Each day you have to make a choice as to whether you will exercise or not. It is your choice to have a strong or weak heart and body. As a believer in Jesus, you must allow God to strengthen your heart to learn to follow after Him more and more.

Allow all of your desires to be the same desires as those of God, rather than for self and sin. God will use His word and time with you in prayer to strengthen your heart so that you will not sin against Him.

How strong is your heart?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will allow God to change your heart; that you will seek to do what God desires of you; that you will allow the Holy Spirit to guide you away from all sin; and that you will be pure and blameless before God in all that you say, think or do.