- Published: Friday, 03 November 2017 04:59
- Written by Bethany Looyenga
Blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account.
In this verse in Romans, Paul is quoting from Psalms 32:1-2. David was a man after God's own heart, yet he was also a man that was well acquainted with sin. Afterall, he did sleep with another mans wife, then he killed that man so he could marry his wife! There was no sacrifice in the old testament for either of these sins, yet God covered him and did not exact the required punishment from him for these sins. If David had been punished for his sins, it would have been put to death.
This is what God does for you too. God refuses to count sin to your credit when you have sinned. He has put His righteousness on your account instead! He has taken you in all your mess, and completely wrapped you up in all His beauty, and He wants you to claim it
You can't work for His beauty. It's already wrapped all around you. You can share it's power with others, it's amazing light; and as you do His beauty increases.
You are standing in Christ Jesus, and He is perfect. When God the Father looks at You, He sees His Son!
As he is, so are we in this world.
1 John 4:17