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Blamelessness

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A quality of life apparent in an individual against whom no just charge can be made. This is exemplified supremely in the blameless life and death of Jesus Christ. Though believers remain imperfect in this life, they are counted blameless in God’s sight on account of the atoning death of Jesus Christ.

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Jesus Christ’s human life was blameless

1 Peter 2:22 ESV
He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.
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Jesus Christ’s blameless life and death were the perfect fulfilment of the OT sacrifices

The lamb or goat sacrificed at Passover had to be unblemished

Exodus 12:5 ESV
Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats,

All other animals used as sacrifices had to be without defect

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Jesus Christ’s death was as the perfect lamb of God

Hebrews 9:14 ESV
how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
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In the OT, the righteous were often described as blameless

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God counts believers as blameless in his sight on account of Jesus Christ’s death for them

Acts 13:39 ESV
and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.
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Believers should be blameless in their Christian lives

1 Timothy 5:7 ESV
Command these things as well, so that they may be without reproach.
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Paul, Silas and Timothy could claim to have been blameless

1 Thessalonians 2:10 ESV
You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers.

Officers of the church are to be blameless

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The administration of financial help is to be blameless

2 Corinthians 8:20 ESV
We take this course so that no one should blame us about this generous gift that is being administered by us,

Believers will be presented blameless before God at the last day

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