February 27, 2007
“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin” (NKJV).
One of the great truths of salvation is that you and I are able to forget the guilt of the past and the stained pages of yesterday…and begin life anew!
How awesome it is to know the forgiveness, the glorious love of Jesus Christ. And in today’s verse, King David…one of the greatest figures in all of human history…talks about knowing that joy of forgiveness.
David was someone who experienced that joy for himself. He was someone who delved deeply into sin, and yet in his great sin found great forgiveness.
Now, the Scripture uses many illustrations to describe salvation and eternal life. And one of these terms is a word we find in today’s verse: impute. The word impute means “to reckon” or “to credit one’s account.”
When you go to the bank and make a deposit, an imputation takes place. And that’s what God does for us and to us when we come to Jesus Christ! A great imputation takes place wherein we are credited with the righteousness of Christ. In fact, that’s how we are forgiven.
Today, thank God that all your sins…past, present, and future…are forgiven because of God’s imputation in your account!
PRAISE GOD THAT THROUGH CHRIST’S FORGIVENESS, YOU WERE ABLE TO BEGIN LIFE ANEW!