Monday, August 31, 2015
I suspect that a few of you are at least slightly worried at this time about your finances and the condition of your monthly budget. It may be that all of a sudden you have some debts you never counted on having. Well, let me ask you this: How would you feel if someone who is financially set would step up and completely pay all your pending debts? One very supposedly wealthy man who is presently running for president is the last person I would vote for but if it was he who one day came and payed all my debts, I would have no choice but to feel indebted to him for the rest of my life.
As far as our sin debt is concerned, there is One who did exactly that. He paid it in full for all time and assuming we have committed our lives to Him, that debt is completely and forever wiped out. To Him, therefore, we will forever be indebted. David wrote: “Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.”(Psalm 32:2 NIV) The KJV says it this way: “Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.” Paul later referred to that very same truth and blessing when he wrote: “Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him.”Child of God, that is exactly what Jesus did for you. David wrote that the Lord did not impute iniquity unto us. Impute means: “to declare that someone is guilty of something.” I can’t say it any better than Paul, that is: We are blessed because our transgressions are forgiven, our sins are covered, and the Lord will never count them against us.
Child of God, don’t let any voices, regardless of how they reach you, tell you any different. Of course there are sins in our life. Of course we are imperfect, and of course God would have every right to hold us accountable for them, but He doesn’t! Why? Because His Son, Jesus, paid for our sin debt by the blood that he shed on Calvary. Lets not go by what we think or feel day by day or what by others may say. Lets go by what God says. He says our sins are forever covered and paid for and, after all, He always has the last word. Now, are we blessed or what?
Memory verse for the week: (Psalm 144:15) “Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the Lord.”