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Holy And Blameless And Beyond Reproach

September 20, 2014

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Holy  And Blameless  And Beyond Reproach

When we think  of someone  who really is  “holy  and blameless  and beyond reproach”  we think  of Christ Jesus.     He alone  has lived  a perfectly sinless life.     When we think  of ourselves,  we see  all our faults,  shortcomings,  and downright sinfulness.     Some people feel so out of sorts  about their sins  that they are constantly  putting themselves down.     Their feelings  of unworthiness  are overwhelming  to the point  of being depressed.

What  we think  about ourselves  affects  our whole lives  —  our attitudes,  our lifestyle,  and even our feelings about God.     When we think  we are worthless  and unloved,  we tend  to just give up  and live  in a worthless manner.     We might be argumentative,  rebellious,  and live loosely.

But,  God our Savior  wants all that  to change  in us.     When we realize  that Jesus  is our Savior,  we need  to become knowledgeable  about what that actually means.     Paul tells us  what it means  for us  in Colossians 1:21-22,

And although  you were  formerly alienated  and hostile  in mind,  engaged in evil deeds,  yet He has now  reconciled you  in His fleshly body  through death,  in order  to present you  before Him  holy  and blameless  and beyond reproach

Yes,  we have all sinned  a whole lot.     And we do sin  every day.     In and of ourselves,  we really are unworthy  and unlovable.     But,  when we look  to Jesus  for help,  everything changes  —  “He has now reconciled you  in His fleshly body  through death.”     We are  “reconciled”.     In other words,  we have been made right  in God’s eyes.     His love  has totally settled  all our differences,  so that when God now looks at us  through the blood  of Christ Jesus,  He sees us  as “holy  and blameless  and beyond reproach”.      Faith in Jesus  makes us  absolutely perfect  in God’s eyes.     God says so.

That means  that when we look  at ourselves now  in faith,  we are not to imagine  we are unloved  and worthless.     We are not  to allow depression  to rule  over our lifestyles,  so that we live loosely,  without any hope.     We need  to see ourselves  as God has declared us  to be.     When God sees us as  “holy  and blameless  and beyond reproach”,  we need  to see ourselves  as  “holy  and blameless  and beyond reproach”.

If we don’t,  we just might be calling God Almighty a liar.     God does not lie.     For Jesus’ sake,  we are declared  to truly be  “holy  and blameless  and beyond reproach”.     So,  now let us  see ourselves rightly  —  and start living  in God’s truths  —  not  according to the opinions  of this world.     Now we have good reason  to live according  to the hope  God has graciously given us  through  the truths  of Jesus’  suffering,  death,  and resurrection.

In our new  “reconciled”  life  in Christ,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You for making us holy  and blameless  and beyond reproach  so that we may live  for You.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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