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Blameless – December 6, 2023

He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:8


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Daily Devotion – December 6, 2023

Devotion based on 1 Corinthians 1:8

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Did you know you need to be blameless to get into heaven? God in heaven is blameless and says that nothing unclean or impure will ever enter there. He commands you to be holy and righteous, just as God is holy and righteous. You need to be blameless on the day when Jesus returns to judge the living and the dead.

When God looks down from heaven, he sees no one who is blameless. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Everyone deserves punishment for their sin, and the punishment is death. The wages of sin is death, and that’s not just the separation of soul and body. It’s eternal separation from God in hell.

People read the Bible and realize these truths, but they don’t know how to remedy the problem. They try to point out that they are more blameless than other people, but that is just a misunderstanding of the total blamelessness that God demands. They try to make up for their sins by doing good deeds, but they don’t understand that all their attempts to be blameless fall far short of the real blamelessness that is required.

God realized that people’s attempts at blamelessness were not going to work, so he sent his only Son, Jesus, into the world to live a blameless life. Rather than taking the heaven he deserved for that blameless life, Jesus took the hell that you deserved when he died on the cross. God declared that the blameless life of Jesus counts for you through faith in him. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we become the righteousness of God.

Everything that God does to preserve your faith in Jesus will keep you firm to the end. Every contact you have with the Word of God in the Bible does precisely that. Through faith in Jesus, you will be blameless on judgment day.

God of peace, sanctify me through and through. May my whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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