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.

Genesis 5:24 Walk Faithfully With God

Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. Genesis 5:24

Going through life is considered a journey by many. Some appear to be running, while others are walking and taking their time and enjoying life. Yet, others are trying to stop life.

Many who continue to go through life are constantly changing their views, actions and commitments. It is rare to hear of a person staying with one job for twenty years, or to stay with one spouse for life. The faithfulness in a person is rare to see or hear of.

Enoch is briefly described as having faithfully walked with God and then God took him. Enoch had lived 365 years in faithful walk with God.

Walking with someone means that a person will stay right by the other person during their journey, whether short or long, easy or difficult. During times that are easy on both, it is easy to walk alongside each other. However, when one or the other has difficulties or faults, many walk away, breaking the relationship.

This type of action is sadly seen in the church. Many begin to walk with God, but when difficulties arise, they choose to turn away from God.

Having lived for 365 years, Enoch had to have had some difficulties. Some of those were ones that he probably wondered why God allowed to occur. Yet, in all those challenges, he did not give up on God, but kept faithful walking with God and trusting Him.

Believers need to dig their heels in and continue to walk with God, faithfully obeying and trusting God and His commands no matter what difficulty lies in their path. God is faithful and will provide all that is needed, so that one day He can bring that believer home to heaven to live together for eternity.

God has called you to walk on a journey through this life with Him that will go throughout eternity. He never promised an easy, fun journey, but He did promise to never leave or forsake you. He did promise to provide you with all that you need.

Do not allow the world and its ways to turn you away from that walk with God. Trust God with all of your life and be faithful to Him as He is faithful to you. In the end you will have the reward of living for eternity with Him.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the path God has called you to walk; that you will walk daily with God in all that you say and do; that God will give you all that you need for the journey; and that you will be faithful till God calls you home.

2 John 4 Are You Walking In The Truth?

It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. 2 John 4

According to the world, truth is relative. It depends on who one is, what the circumstance is, what one’s experiences are, and what one is feeling in the moment.

Many do not believe that there is an absolute truth in which one is to live by. Times and circumstances change, which in turn will change what is true. Each and every person is allowed to live in the way he thinks is best for himself, as long as it does not harm or offend anyone else.

In this short letter, John is finding joy in hearing that some people are walking in the truth just as God commanded.

Since the world believes that there is no absolute truth and that everything is relative, the world finds itself in chaos and fighting. Every person is their own little god, thinking that they know the real truth.

People of all age groups are confused on who they are, what they are to do and how they are to live. The world is fighting to remove gender identity and all moral absolutes. As a result, people are confused and depressed going about harming others and self.

When Jesus walked on the earth, He said that He is truth and He is God’s living word. In His word, God gave commands as to how a person is to live in His truth and love. The person who has chosen to believe in Jesus must be willing to walk in the ways of Jesus (Truth) and God’s commands (Truth).

Any time a person stops walking in the truth, he is walking in the lies of this fallen and sinful world. He is no longer walking with God.

Every day you have a choice to make as to how you will walk through this life you have been given on this earth. The world is going to fight to get you to walk in its lies and deception, appealing to your physical desires, rather than your spirit.

Choose to study and know God’s word and have a relationship with Jesus on a daily basis. This will keep you focused upon the absolute and eternal truth and God’s word. Everything you need to live life can be found in Jesus and God’s word.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s absolute truth for your life; that you will obey God’s commands to you; that God will open your eyes to the lies and deception of this world; and that you will walk in God’s truth.

1 John 1:6 Where Are You Walking?

If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 1 John 1:6

Crimes are usually performed in the darkness, because when it is dark, no one can really see what is occurring. Many people get scared to walk down a lonely, dark alley at night, not knowing what may be out there to get them.

This type of thinking is common for most people around the world. Yet, the majority of those same people are walking in a spiritual darkness, even in broad daylight.

John states that if a person claims to have fellowship with God, but walks in the darkness, that person is a liar.

It is very easy for a person to claim to be a believer in Jesus and go to church, but still be in the dark. Holding onto sinful habits causes one to stay in and walk in the darkness. In reality he is lying about having fellowship with God.

Throughout the church there are many who claim to have fellowship with God but are lying about it. They purposefully commit sins against God. Some live in adultery, some tell lies, some gossip, some live an alternate sinful sexual lifestyle, some idolize false gods, and the list goes on of the sins.

God is light, He is holy, He is pure, He is without sin and cannot be around any darkness or sin. Only when a person is cleansed of sin and is walking as Jesus walked can God be with him and he walks in the light.

It is living in the forgiveness and grace of Jesus, striving to be holy as God is holy that one walks in truth and in the light. True fellowship with God will cause one to flee all sin and walk in God’s light of holiness and truth.

As you walk through this life each day, you must determine if you will walk in the dark or in the light. Your acceptance or rejection of sin will determine if you are in the dark or in the light.

If you have chosen to believe in and follow Jesus, He has forgiven you of all your sin. Do not allow yourself to go back into any of those sins or any other sin.

Walk in the light of God, not the darkness of sin and this world.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will have true fellowship with God; that you will walk in God’s light; that God will strengthen you to leave the darkness of sin behind you; and that you will live in God’s truth.