Monday 26 August, 2019
A blameless walk
“Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord!” (Psalm 119:1, ESV)
A few days ago, I was on my way from Kampala to Arua by one of the prominent bus companies in Uganda. At the booking counter was a customer who like me had come to pay for his travel ticket. As he pulled his wallet to pay for the ticket, a one hundred US dollar note fell off without his notice. I tapped on him and showed him the money and he was very glad that I helped. He looked at me and said: “you are an honest man, may God bless you.”
Straightaway, I was reminded of Psalm 119:1; “Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord!” (Psalm 119:1, ESV). We are living in an era dangerously infested by AIDS (Acquired Integrity Deficiency Syndrome) that has infected Christians and none Christians alike. We do not trust our neighbors, our travel mates, supervisors and subordinates because everyone seems not to have a blameless walk.
This ought to change especially for us believers who have the privilege to be transformed by the renewing of our minds through the word of God (Romans 12:2).
We should move an extra mile from simply reading and meditating on the word to walking therein according to its statutes. It is not enough to read your bible daily, it is not enough to have hundreds of memory verses but yet fail to walk according to the ways of God. A blameless walk demands that we both read and meditate on God’s word but also be guided by the diktats of the same.
Prayer: Guide me O Lord to walk in the statutes and commands of your law that I may have a blameless walk. Amen!
Rev. Julius I. Tabi, is a student of Doctor of Philosophy at Uganda Christian University. He is a pastor in the Church of Uganda (Anglican) Diocese of Ma’di and West Nile. Julius is married to Oliver, they have two sons; Samuel and Shemuel; and they live in Arua, North West of Uganda. If you desire to contact Julius, kindly complete the form below.