I need to focus more on being blameless. The Apostle Paul shows that being blameless is a result of my love being in abundance and abounding.
I need real knowledge to be blameless as the Holy Spirit reveals the journey I need to take as I follow Jesus. Guilt is removed in my walk with Jesus. I become set apart (aka sanctified). Now that is some stunningly good news.
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Master Jesus the Messiah. | 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Blame is the state of having been accused, correctly or incorrectly, of doing something wrong. Guilt is felt as a result of having been justly blamed for a crime or wrong against a person. Scripture portrays blaming others as a natural human reaction to events. Blame may often be apportioned by people on the basis of a misunderstanding, whereas God’s blame of people is just. Disciples of Jesus should seek to lead blameless lives.
- Philippians 1:9–10 (NASB) — 9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of the Messiah;
- Genesis 17:1 — 1 Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Master appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.”
- Psalm 19:13 — 13 Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins; Let them not rule over me; Then I will be blameless, And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.
- 1 Corinthians 1:8 — 8 who will also confirm you to the end, blameless in the day of our Master Jesus the Messiah.
- Philippians 2:15 — 15 so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,
- 1 Thessalonians 3:13 — 13 so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Master Jesus with all His saints.