My (Our) Purpose: To Be Blameless (Ephesians)
To be blameless.
Have you ever been blamed for something you didn’t do? When I think of “blame,” my early childhood with my sisters comes to mind. I remember, when asked by our parents as young girls, a tendency for each of us to try to see if the blame for broken dishes or messes not cleaned up or whatever-else-have-you. We outgrew this blame-shifting quickly, of course, especially as it immediately felt “wrong” to blame my sisters for my own mistakes.
What about blame for those things that I did do?
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. EPHESIANS 1:4
God’s intended purpose for us was that we would be reflection of His Son Jesus Christ– indeed without blame.
Throughout the physical world today are many “opinions” and interpretations on one’s purpose. But when one comes to Christ and understands His Word as THE Word, and His designed plan of His Fatherhood and our Servanthood satisfies our inner beings, we accept the fact that,
with all wisdom and understanding, He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. EPHESIANS 1:8-10
Therefore, in perfect understanding, God TOLD US the mystery of life. The secret to happiness. The missing piece that many of us try to fill with planning or striving or clothing or money or sex or food or lack of food or affection or alcohol or [insert struggle here].
And God doesn’t condemn these struggles. But rather He sent Jesus to experience them. And the Son of our Perfect Father experienced every possible emotion and hardship and remained, remains, forever, Perfect.
Indeed, rather than condemning, “He lavishes us with the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:8).
In His perfect forgiveness, thus, He has called us after the resurrection of Jesus TO BE BLAMELESS AND HOLY IN HIS SIGHT.
We are to live for Christ in and response to His death on the cross for our sins, and the result of a life in His Spirit is reflective and revolutionary of His pleasure and will.
Walking boldly in His Spirit, we exhort His love. This blameless life fully submitted to Christ is in fact God’s plan, that we would all look like and live like Jesus Christ– selfless, forgiving, merciful, compassionate, praisenish, holy.
We are aware of our human imperfections and need for a Saviour. Do we know the living of the Spirit, who God appointed to fulfill His plan to “bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ?”