Our blamelessness is the work of God. Any attempts to live a holy life should be done not out of an expectation that we will achieve it. Rather, holy living flows from the grace of God out of a desire to live out our identity as adopted children of God.

This is what will keep us blameless until the return of Jesus. Not our ability to live perfectly, but our “yes” to God’s offer of adoption.

Throughout the history of the Church, we have so often forgotten this basic promise, that the One who has called us into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord will keep us firm to the end. (1 Corinthians 1:3-9)

Remember this promise the next time you feel like a failure, or that your faith is not as strong as you would like. Ask God to increase His grace toward you. This grace is the hope of the Advent season.


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