Gen. 17:1 “When Abram was nine-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, ‘I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.” Since Abram lived to be 175 years old, he was in middle age at this time. He has followed God from Ur of the Chaldeans to the land of Canaan. Many years and lots of experiences have gone by. Now God says to him “walk before me and be blameless”. Abram has learned that God takes care of him in every way, in every circumstance. From what he has learned and experienced, he can walk blameless by simply trusting God for everything every day. In a foreign land, God is there. Among non-believers, God is there. Anywhere we travel, God is there. Trouble comes and God is there. When people throw stones, God is there. When persecution comes, God is there. Even when the situation is fearful, God is there. The following verses tell us that Abram fell on his face before God as God spoke to him. In this same portion, God made a promise to Abram. That promise was that he would have a heir with Sarah, his wife. Now the humanity of Abram shows up as he “fell on his face and laughed”. God’s command is still the same; “Walk with me and be blameless.” If we walk with God and He is in control of our lives, where can there be blame? The closer we get to God and walk with Him, the less people can find “blame”. Walk with (not ahead or behind) God and be blameless.