Blessed is He

 

Elder George D. Walker (dec)

In Psalms chapter 32, verses 1 & 2 David says; 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.

The first thing that we need to notice is the first word in each verse, the word BLESSED. It says; blessed is he and blessed is the man, once again pointing out to us, not the state or condition we can get into, but the condition or the state that we are already in. That is, you are already in a blessed state. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven.

Now notice that the transgression is forgiven. The word transgression carries the thought of a revolt, a rebellion, or a trespass against God. Not only have you revolted, but also that came by or through your rebellion against God. Therefore you trespassed against Godís divine and holy law. God forgives all of this. Forgiven carries the thought that you have been pardoned, as to put away, or to carry away. That is, all of your revolting, all of your rebellion and all of your trespasses has been put away and you have received full pardon from your transgression.

Whose sin is covered, not forgiven? That is, when Christ died on the cross and shed his blood, that blood covered your sins and when God looks at you, he looks at you through the blood of Jesus Christ, therefore he sees your perfection, sees you as if you had never sinned.

Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity.
What David is saying; is that God does not charge iniquity to your account? Iniquity carries the thought of moral perversity, that is, that inward nature that causes you to sin, or rebel against God. That is what we call that old Adam nature. In Ephesians chapter two, the Apostle Paul says; you were by nature the children of wrath even as others. But God who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us.

And in whose spirit there is no guile. In the first chapter of John, when Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile. We are talking about the inward work of the Holy Spirit upon the heart. We are talking about God taking away this hard and stony heart and giving us a heart of flesh. We are talking a cleansing that place in the new birth through the blood Of Jesus Christ. But do you know, Nathanael did not understand what Christ was speaking of and asked Christ, whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. Did you know that Nathanael had an experience of grace before that Philip that is, the preacher found him? Before that he had ever heard about Jesus Christ. Nathanael was born again while he was under the fig tree.

Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile. This is one that has been forgiven, one that his sins have been covered and one that the Lord did not charge his iniquity to his account. The reason is, that Christ took his sins upon himself. His sins were charged to Christ and Christ took those sins and became sin for us, nailing them to the cross. Oh! How we ought to rejoice when we begin to think of the blessed state that we are in through the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. AMEN.