One of the things that somewhat confuses people is that Job is called a blameless and upright man. Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. So it seems on the surface that this is a righteous man and hence the reward for being blameless is suffering.
In Phil 3:6 Paul describing himself …; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless.
Therefore Paul was also blameless under the law …. Same as Job. Does this blamelessness count?
Paul says …..
I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—
Blameless under law useless …count them as rubbish ….what counts is righteousness from God. Which is by faith.
It is hard because it means all the obedience and service to God we count as rubbish and instead we receive righteousness of God by faith. Being obedient and serving God is good but relying on them for God’s approval is not. We are blameless because Jesus took our blame and not because we are blameless and upright by our works of obedience to the law.
Guy is a homeschool father to five and has been married for over two decades to the same woman, He has a deep passion for the WORD and can be seen studying and emailing encouragement to others using the WORD deep into the night. He works in international real estate investments and enjoys the work and people he meets globally.
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