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Jeremiah 22-23, Titus 1 • Key Verses: Titus 1:6-7
Do you know what it means to be blameless?..It’s not something we think much about today.
The Bible teaches that leaders in the local church must be blameless (1:6-7; see also 1 Timothy
3:2). To be blameless does not mean to be sinless! If that were the case, none of us would qualify.
The word translated “blameless” in the original language is anegkletos. It is made up of two
words: a negative suffix and egkaleo, meaning “to accuse” or “to call into question.” Thus, the
word literally means one who cannot be called into question, one who is irreproachable.
It means church leaders must have no skeletons in their closets. They must always live blameless
lives before the Lord. That’s what God said to His servant Abram: “I am God Almighty; walk
before me and be blameless” (Gen. 17:1).
Often today church leaders are selected because of their money or influence or availability, with
little regard to whether they have walked blamelessly before the Lord. Better to select a blameless
leader than a popular one.
Pray for your pastor and the other leaders of your church. They have tough jobs, and the
qualifications are stringent. And ask God to enable you to walk blamelessly before Him and allow
Him to lead you as He wills.
Lord, I cannot be sinless, but I can be blameless. Help my life to be an open book before You. May
there be no skeletons in my closet that would cause You to be embarrassed and me to be
disqualified from service to You. ”
Woodrow kroll & Tony beckett

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