Genesis 17:1 “I am the almighty God, walk before Me and be blameless.”
God wanted Abraham to walk before Him and be blameless. We ought to "be an example to believers (and unbelievers) in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith and in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12. “Let us keep ourselves pure” 1 Timothy 5:22 “so that the name of God and His doctrines may not be blasphemed” 1Timothy 6.
We see great men of God in deep mess when they wander away from the vision which the Lord gave them at the commencement of their ministry. I have had several experiences while working with quite a few ministries. They reach a point where they are beyond correction. God starts blessing the ministry as you move forward in the perfect will of God. Men of God ought to be blameless as people look on to them as God’s chosen ones.
Abraham set an example in Genesis 14:21 when he replied the King of Sodom who requested to take the goods from the war “I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth, that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich.” I am sure Abraham must have remembered that the Lord Himself was his great reward.
Prophet Elisha refused to take any gift from Naaman the Syrian but said, “As the Lord lives, before whom I stand, I will receive nothing.” 2 Kings 5:15-16
“Therefore, let us look forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless.” 2 Peter 3:14