Our new identity

Psalms 32:1-2, “Blessed is the  one whose transgressions is forgiven and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord count no iniquity and in whose spirit there is no deceit.”

David said in Psalms that blessed is the one whose sins are forgiven. In old testament, there are numerous accounts that people came under the wrath of God due to their transgressions. God gave his commandments to Moses who announced them to the people of Israel. Once the commandments were given to people, they became accountable to follow every single rule and regulation, else there were consequences. Bible says that the wages of sin is death. So the law that was given by Moses brought death to the people of Israel.

Since it was hard for man to fulfil the obligation of law, God sent His own Son, who came down in the image of man to defeat law with its regulations. Jesus fulfilled the law in his body, thus gave us deliverance from the obligation to live under the shadow of law. Not only that, Jesus came with truth and grace. Truth that all of us belong to the household of God, and co-heirs with Jesus, the Son of God. Grace that enables us to live in freedom with Jesus knowing that He has fulfilled the law by his death and resurrection and all we have to do is to follow him.

Since David was a prophet, he saw that God was reconciling the world through Jesus, by making peace on earth. The one who enters into the household of God is the man whose transgressions are forgiven and against whom the Lord counts no iniquity.

The one who accepts Jesus as the Son of God confirms God’s plan of Salvation thus become a covenant partner with God. The covenant that is sealed by the unblemished blood of the lamb. Those who have been sealed receive the title of unblemished by God himself. These are the ones in whom God finds no deceit. David, inspired by the Holy Spirit calls such people “Blessed.”

We are unblemished in the sight of the Lord. We are blessed in the sight of the Lord.

This is our true identity.

 

 

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