Starting Monday, July 24, the Facebook page for Gracefully Overcoming will begin reading and studying Psalm 119.
(Psst: This blog post is part of our series – Inspiring Women using a reading plan given to us by Sweet to the Soul Ministries.)
Psalm 119:1 reminds us of the truth that God’s people are called blessed (happy, fortunate, favored) when we enter a relationship with our risen Lord Jesus Christ and follow in His ways.
How happy (or blessed) are those whose way is blameless, who walk according to the Lord’s instruction! (CSB)
The blameless walk with personal integrity. As we consider and walk in an exclusive relationship with our heavenly Father through His Son Jesus Christ, let us continue to think about how we live. Let us remember Ephesians 5, where we are reminded to follow the example of our risen Lord Jesus Christ.
In Psalm 15, we are given specific examples of living in a blameless way.
O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does. . . (Ps. 15:1-2a, ESV).
It is within this specific Psalm, where we find out what one who wholeheartedly follows the Lord does. For the “Inspiring Women” series, we are pointed to verse 4.
Let’s create our working definition for the “blameless” believer. It is a person who clings to and follows Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord over their life, and strives to allow God to be proclaimed in the private and public aspect of their life.
in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord; who swears to his own hurt and does not change (ESV).
Friends, sisters, the life of inspiring others is seen as we hold to what we know about our risen Lord Jesus Christ and the life – to which we have been called.
The Transformation Life
While we are a work in progress until Christ’s return (see Phil. 1:6), let us strive to allow God to define what is right and wrong. Our moral compass isn’t determined by society or how likable the girl down the street is. Even when we are pressured to compromise, we need to hold onto what God says is right and wrong.
May we “keep [our] promises even when it hurts (NLT).”
Let’s choose today to remain faithful to our risen Lord, and remember His Word stands as absolute truth. Even if everyone is against the Bible and God’s truth, it has not changed. It will still be true and be our instructions for how to live.
Friends, our best way to inspire – comes from honoring what is right in God’s own eyes and exposing the lies we are confronted with.
Our risen Lord Jesus Christ – is what matters. It is the Bible and our own faith in Christ, that determines how we live. Let’s be Jesus girls who choose to trust and diligently obey Him, because we know He is worthy!
Image by Pete Bellis.