Romans 4:7-8 – Blessed are the Forgiven

Romans 4:7-8
6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
-The only standard that measures up to God is that of absolute sinless perfection.  Everything else is unclean, impure and worthy only of eternity in Hell.  This is a problem for us because the Bible tells us that “[we] are all gone aside, [we have] all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” (Psalm 14:3) If only the clean can be with God and we are all filthy, that seems like an open and shut case- game over, right?  But notice what Romans 4:8 has to say about those who are blessed; it is not those who are sinless, it is those to whom the Lord will not impute sin.  To “Impute” simply means “to recognize as being possessed by someone”.  We are all full of sin, top to bottom, inside and out.  But the Lord made a way of escape for those who look to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  The redeemed are still sinners, but when the Lord looks at the redeemed, He makes a choice not to recognize those sins as still being possessed by us.  We are blessed, not because of the ugly and selfish choices that we have made in our lives, but because of the beautiful and selfless choices that the Lord has made in His.
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