<<without fault>>

Living a Godly, morally upright life and walking with God in obedience are the hallmarks of those described as blameless, being innocent of wrong doing.  “Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God” (Gen 6:9). God told Abraham, “walk before

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me and be blameless” (Gen 17:1). Job was “blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil” (Job 1:1,8, 2:3). This is not infering he was sinless, but consistently lived with integrity and worshipped God (Rom 3:23). “Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary?...He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous…” (Ps 15:1-5). “No good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless” (Ps 84:11). “Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord…and seek Him with all their heart” (Ps 119:1,2). We have been chosen by God to be holy and blameless (Eph 1:4, 5:27; Col 1:22; 1 Thes 5:23). Being wholeheartedly devoted to Christ, with our life above reproach because of good character and reputation should be the goal of all believers, not just those who are positions of leadership within the church (Tit 1:6,7). Living honourably does not guarantee exemption from ridicule and persecution.

See also: blame, character, faults, innocent.