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. (Psalm 32:1-2)
For some reason, to many people, talk of blessings seems to have them refer to the material things they have. Inasmuch as the earthly possessions you have can certainly be considered a blessing, as God is the One who richly gives us all things to enjoy, to have those as your first reference is certainly problematic, as being blessed by God goes way beyond the fact that He’s given you the opportunity to live in a great house and have a nice car.
The scripture above points out one of the major things that we ought to consider a blessing as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Once upon a time, we were separated from God. Following our own way, the way of death. Living lives that were offensive to Him. Lost in sin.
But He didn’t sit around and leave us to our fate. In the fullness of time, Jesus Christ came to earth to live a perfect life and die a horrid death for our sake. And now, by trusting in His perfect work of redemption, all the wrong committed against the Lord has been forgiven. Every single sin of yours has been forgiven.
If you have been hit with the reality of how much wrath you should have had stored up against you, you would truly understand how great a relief it is. There is a true blessing in knowing that your transgressions have been forgiven, and that the sin which should have kept you and Elohim apart for eternity has been covered by the blood of Jesus.
Indeed, we must realize we have truly been blessed as believers when we consider that Calvary’s work has ensured that it is not sin that is imputed to us, but the righteousness of Christ. This is what allows us to come before the Throne, not shivering and shaking in anticipation of lightning-quick judgment, but confident that the King is our Father and He wants to have a loving relationship with us.
If having unlimited access to intimate communion with the Maker of heaven and earth is not enough to be considered a blessing, when we’ve got it badly twisted. This is a blessing far greater than any material wealth or gain; to know that our sins have been put out of sight, and His blood speaks on our behalf.