Category Archives: Grace

Blessed

Blessed

November 30, 2018

Psalms 32:1-2 “A Psalm of David. A Contemplation. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.”

Sometimes I sense that we as Christians don’t really realize how blessed we are.

I’ve been reading through the book of Romans and I came across this passage from Psalm 32 quoted by Paul in Romans 4:7-8 as one of Paul’s Old Testament examples of someone who was saved by simple faith. The salvation of David meant that his transgressions of murder, adultery, and so much more – were forgiven, his sin was covered, his iniquities were cancelled and not counted against him. That’s amazing! but not only were David’s sins forgiven, David had all the beautiful, wonderful, perfect and absolute righteousness of Christ imputed (transferred) to his own personal account.

In God’s sight, David was no longer in the hole, he was flawlessly holy.

Wow!

You would figure that Paul would stick with people like Job, or Joseph, Jeremiah, or Daniel – but David? David had a good heart (most of the time) but what he did to Uriah and Bathsheba – murder and adultery (see 2 Samuel 11) – how could he do that after all God had given him? David was so accountable as the king of Israel, a Bible writer to the world, the spiritual leader of the land, but then that fall – he fell so hard, so far!

How could he be a poster child for the church?

Here’s how…we’ve all sinned – and not just against Uriah or Bathsheba, but against God, and I know this is a hard one to swallow (get ready) – – – but we’re all guilty of murder and adultery (please see Matthew 5:21-22, 27-28; James 2:10-11).

We were all just as guilty as David, but now we’re just as innocent and righteous as the Son of David, the Lord Jesus Himself. Christians are blessed because we’re forgiven and given the righteousness of Christ. I hope you know that my beloved friend, just keep believing in Jesus – keep the faith, bask in the blessings and may His amazing grace and everlasting love help you walk in the newness of life.

Your brother in Christ,
– Manny

 

Grace

Grace

WHEN WE TRULY BELIEVE IN THE LIFE, DEATH, AND RESURRECTION OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WE GET SPECIAL GRACE! God graciously forgives and saves us from all our sin; He opens the windows of heaven and lavishes us with His goodness, even though we’re ALL always 100% unworthy!

Some people struggle with the message of grace. They think we’re violating the holiness of God, that we’re making it too easy for people to get saved, or that we’re giving people a license to sin…but we’re not. Simply put, this is God’s Word to mankind, this is how we’re saved and sanctified – from start to finish. Not a single day will ever go by when we don’t use it, I just pray we’d never abuse it (Romans 6:1-2).

It’s God’s unmerited favor, it’s G-R-A-C-E = God’s Reward At Christ’s Expense

Do you need grace today? Whoever you are, I pray you’d know, the Lord sees you, knows you, and loves you, just look to Jesus. He’s ready and willing to forgive those who come to Him with a broken and contrite heart. He’s ready to give you a new start in life. (John 8:11; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Timothy 2:1)