Daily Bread 3-20-17
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.
ref. - 1Co 1:30 - But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God has made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
2 Co 5:19 - To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; an hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Ps 32:1,2 - Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
There is much proven in this little piece of scripture. What is now, was then, but there was a misunderstanding in interpretation somewhere along the way and men took on a position that they could not occupy. Today, we have those misguided souls and those who guide them, following God with only their hands and voices, their clothes and hairstyles, their lack of understanding of who Christ really was and is. But thank God for his word that will set us straight and lead us down the true pathway to righteousness. If we want the blessings of God we must not pick up a broom and get a haircut, we mustn't just learn how to sing and shout, we must only believe. You say, Well, where is repentance? If we truly believe with just a grain of mustardseed, as the scripture says, then we will know redemption only comes through repentance. If we truly believe, we will not only say that we believe, we will believe in our minds, hearts, and souls. In this we will also trust in the word of God and realize that all our blessing has been put in the hands of Christ. His life, his example, his sacrifice, his teaching, everything about him, the perfect example of God's Son. If we seek wisdom, he has been made wisdom for us, let us seek wisdom in him and through him. If we want to learn righteousness, what better teacher than the only one who walked this earth from start to finish in righteousness? Sanctification? It is through the knowledge and acceptance of his teaching and obedience to it that we are sanctified. And, redemption? There is redemption through no other name than that of Jesus Christ. The nice thing for us is that we do not have to go through a great schooling, or a process of actions and rituals to summon his spirit, like many teach. No, we only have to seek him through our hearts, minds, and souls. If we can find the actual desire and perseverance to seek him past all the things of this world. Past the false Gods and idols, the sin and the man made rituals, and dig deeply into our own selves and we will find, If we only believe we will be blessed!! Have a great day!!!