When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.”
Complete in His Power
A farmer and his son were working together in the field. The father told the boy to throw all the large stones he could find into a nearby ditch so they would not interfere with plowing. After working a long time, the son called out, “Dad, there’s one rock here I can’t move even though I’ve tried my hardest.” “No, Son,” replied the father, “you haven’t tried your hardest until you’ve called for me to help you. I can give you the strength you need.” The father came alongside the boy and added his strength. Together, they moved the stubborn rock with ease.
God also called upon Abraham to do something that was impossible for him, if tried under his own power. God commanded him to “walk before Me and be blameless.” The Hebrew word for blameless is (tamym) which carries the sense of being complete, whole or mature. It implies a level of integrity that is rarely found among men. Such blamelessness would have been impossible for Abraham, except for one condition: the One who called him to such a level of maturity was the Almighty God.
Many people have tried to live the Christian life in their own power, and they all have failed. Some have come to believe that it’s impossible to achieve such maturity in a sinful world. And, apart from the Almighty God, it is. But God said, “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?” (Jer. 32:27). The apostle Paul said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13, emphasis mine).
Cast yourself upon the mighty power of God. Only He is able to present you faultless before the throne. In His power your life can be complete and your walk can be blameless.
With God’s power behind us, nothing can stand before us.
Martin A. Cisneros