I will look with favor on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks in the way that is blameless shall minister to me.
What privileges are ours in Christ. We get to not only dwell with Him but we also get to minister to Him. We are His servants. It should go without saying, but I feel I ought to say it any way, servants serve or minister to their Master, not the other way around. But we have such a Great High Priest Who ministers to us. However, His ministry makes us acceptable to the Father so that we may minister to the Father. We worship God, sacrifice our praises, thanksgivings, and lives to Him; serve Him with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength, and bless Him. However let us not, as this week’s prayer from the Valley of Vision said, “sin safely” because we confess the Lord Jesus as the Christ. Note that in Psalm 101:6 that the blameless “shall minister to the Lord.” Our blamelessness cannot just be a theological blamelessness. Yes, we have been given the imputed righteousness of Christ, the blamelessness of Christ. But why?
“3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”
The righteous requirement of the law is righteousness or doing that which is right. The result of the Gospel is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and practical holiness is the outcome of our being filled with Him. Sanctification, or practical holiness requires a prayerful dependence on the Word of God and the Spirit of God. It requires a moment by moment seeking and surrendering of ourselves to Him Who is worthy. Praise be to Christ because He has made us free indeed. We were freed from the law of sin and death so that we can now freely offer ourselves to God, which is our spiritual worship. Amen, and Amen.