The Blessing of Blamelessness

The Blessing of Blamelessness

Ephesians 1:4

It wasn’t that I didn’t spill the milk…I did.  It wasn’t that I didn’t admit to spilling the milk…I did.  It wasn’t that I didn’t say I was sorry…I did.
But….He acted as if it never happened.  He acted as if He never saw it.  I was dumbfounded.  

I grabbed some paper towels and wiped all the spilled milk up.  It made me feel better that all was clean, and back to normal, except,
the milk jug, it was almost empty and there was no way I could replace what had been lost.  No amount of apology or cleaning would bring more milk into that jug.

I went to Him with head hanging low.  With tears in my eyes I said ” I am sorry, I really didn’t mean to spill the milk, it just sort of slipped out of my hand.  I don’t know why.
Now there is not much left for us for supper and there is no way I can get us anymore right now.  I am sorry.  I just won’t drink any milk tonight.  You can have what is left.”

He looked at me and said ” What milk? What spill? Child, My Son, Jesus has this covered.  In Him you are blameless.  I do not see anything of which you are speaking.  
Go your way and rejoice that in Him you are forgiven.”  

Blamelessness is a Blessing we receive in Christ. We don’t deserve it, but God in His grace offers it to us because of our belief in His Son Jesus.

In Christ we are holy and can stand before God in love, not blame, because we are clothed in the righteousness of Christ.  

When God looks at us He only sees Christ.  Any sins we may have committed are covered by Christ’s blood which was shed for us on the Cross at Calvary.

In Christ we are blameless, forgiven, accepted.   What a Blessing!

He (God)  chose us in Him (Jesus) before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame (blameless) before Him (God) in love, Ephesians 1:4 NKJV

5 responses to “The Blessing of Blamelessness

  1. Excellent! So hard for people to grasp because we are prone to doing our way into God’s favor instead of simply accepting His labor on our behalf. And imagine how the concept of blamelessness would work if we practiced it toward one another!

  2. quiavideruntoculi

    But the child who spills the milk by accident really is blameless, unless he is culpable for fostering habitual negligence or clumsiness.

    Certainly, God will make us truly Holy, and truly blameless, if we receive Christ, though we had been sinners, since Christ is blameless. But it is surely nonsense to say that if we then return to sin, and cut ourselves off from Christ, we are not to blame; for if we are not to blame, whence contrition? Whence repentance? Whence the return of the prodigal Son to the loving father?

    It is not loving to gloss over sin, its gravity, or our culpability for it; God at any rate does not do this. He sees the full gravity of our sin, but, if we repent of it, He will always cleanse us of it and restore us to His love. The Apostle writes concerning sin after baptism this terrible reproach, “How much more, do you think he deserveth worse punishments, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath esteemed the blood of the testament unclean, by which he was sanctified, and hath offered an affront to the Spirit of grace?” (Heb. 10:29)

    If we do not sin, we are blameless, and in Christ it is given us to sin no more. But if we fail in Charity toward God, and sin, it by our fault alone, and we are not blameless, and we must repent. If we do not, we will have Hell for our reward.

  3. quiavideruntoculi

    I should add, having once died to Christ through sin, only God’s grace can restore us to life again; but it is up to us to receive with good Grace the gift first extended to us by God, since He will not violate our freedom in this regard.

  4. quiavideruntoculi

    P.S. Apologies for the erroneous capitalisations.

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