Consider the blameless, observe the upright; a future awaits those who seek peace.
Psalm 37:37 NIV
On May 2, 2015, Canada’s top military commander during the battle against ISIS, dropped a broad hint that a slew of investigation reports have found Canadian soldiers blameless in the friendly fire death of Sgt. Andrew Doiron, and that the fatigue of battle-weary Kurdish fighters was the likely cause of the tragedy. Gen. Tom Lawson, the chief of defence staff, made the remarks following a speech by Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the fighter base in Kuwait which launched many of the U.S.-led coalition’s attacks on the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
Wendy and I were playing a game with some friends the other night and I made a mistake. It was an obvious mistake, and my friend, who happened to be my partner in that game, smiled and said “you know, if you had done this, we would have won this game.” I just shook my head and apologized. I was totally to blame. Very few of us are blameless in this life. In fact, only the Lord Jesus lived a perfect life, and was without sin. So then, how can Psalm 37:37 be true: “Consider the blameless, observe the upright; a future awaits those who seek peace.” We all know how challenging it is to live a perfect life – in fact it is impossible. So, then, how can we consider the blameless when no one is blameless? The answer is found in Jesus. When we receive Him by faith, He removes our sin and guilt. We then begin to walk in holiness, empowered by Him. We seek ongoing peace by living a life in tune with His will, and seek peace in our lives and in the world around us.
These have been words from the heart.