I was meditating on this verse one morning. What does it really mean to walk blameless? We can use Psalm 119 as a template. We embrace God’s word as our own by keeping it hidden in our heart (v.11). Seeking him wholeheartedly (v.10) will help us to resist all temptations.
Here is another example. One part of being undefiled or blameless, is freedom from bitter root judgments (Heb. 12:15). A bitter heart defiles all those around them. Just one rotten apple in a barrel will spread rot to all the other apples, but when we daily apply God’s word, we will remain free from Satan’s entrapments.
We are called with a holy calling. One who walks upright does not embrace the world’s ways. We are not to be conformed to the systems of this world. We cannot be imitators of God and walk in the darkness of this world at the same time.
How bright is your light to those around you who live in darkness? Any hidden sin not only defiles us, but also contaminates those we are around. We cannot represent the Lord with inner defilement. Hiding his word in our heart and walking in it, as we allow the Holy Spirit to fill and empower us to do so, will purify our thoughts, words, and actions.
Father, I want to thank you for giving us your word as a life-template. Thank you for sending Jesus to the cross to make a way for us to one day stand before you blameless. Help us to hide your word in our hearts, so that it permeates every aspect in our lives. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Throughout this day: Take some time to ask God what he wants you to do in order to know and apply his word more fully in your life. Thank him both for his word and for his Spirit who enables us to walk in obedience to that word.