To the average person, living a blameless life is a fantasy. Everyone knows his or her faults – there’s no getting around it. If we meet someone who claims perfection, we are inclined to think they may have mental issues.
The reason is we all know it just doesn’t happen.
Or does it?
There was a man in the Bible named Job. He lived in the time of the patriarchs, long before Moses. God referred several times to Job, calling him “blameless”. Yes, God called a man blameless:
“The LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil.” Job 2:3
It begs the question: what did God mean when He called Job blameless? Did he mean Job lived without sin or flaw?
When He called Job blameless, God could not have been speaking of sinlessness. If He had, He would have contradicted Himself, for Scripture makes it very clear all people have sinned and fall short of God’s standard (Romans 3:23 Romans 5:12).
No, Job was not perfect, but he had lived his life to honor God, in faithfulness and integrity. He had put his trust in God for his redemption.
The key issue here is where Job had put His trust. He was trusting in someone else’s perfection for his standing before God. Since there was no possible way for Job (or any other person) to live his life perfectly, he had to trust in someone who had, and that was the person Jesus Christ. Jesus, the Son of God, being fully man and fully God, had lived the life of perfection that God the Father required. And that righteousness was imputed to Job by his wholly trusting in the provision.
“The God who girds me with strength and makes my way blameless…” Psalm 18:32
God has shown us how we should live. He has given us the roadmap to living righteously. He has granted us the pathway to peace. He has sampled perfect love in giving His Son as a sacrifice in our stead.
So for us to be blameless, it can never and will never happen by our own doing. We are unable do it on our own. We can be made holy and blameless only one way: the way God has provided through His Son. Jesus came to earth to live a perfect life, teach the grace of God, and show men the way to salvation.
Evil men nailed Jesus to a cross and killed Him because they could not accept His offer of grace. And in so doing, they fulfilled the promise made by God centuries before, wherein Christ would sacrifice Himself in the place of wicked men and thus provide the necessary payment to God for sin.
Christ took the curse of sin upon Himself, so that men might live in Christ’s righteousness!
Most people cannot accept this. It requires humility and admitting we are sinners in need of a savior. And to so many, this is downright offensive. If they accept that they need a savior, then it must mean they are not good enough on their own.
That is exactly the point. No, there is no one good enough to abide with God in His perfection in heaven. Every man and every woman needs their sin price paid to be acceptable to God. And they cannot do it on their own.
In essence, it requires us to submit to God’s authority and accept His commands. Easier said then done, right? Yes, but it’s also possible.
How? Look here!