We all want to be blessed. No debate about it. And because we tend to define the term differently as we see fit, I thought of looking into the scriptures to set a meeting with a blessed man. Turns out they are not exactly what many may expect. Their greatest wealth is defined by their relationship with God. Why?
- Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit. Psalms 32.
It seems if you walked into the throne room of God and asked for blessings; you would hear something like this “your sins are forgiven”. Which is no surprise as this was Jesus response to the paralytic. 5 And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Mark 2.
I doubt this is the thought that comes to mind when we think of blessings. We might as well look outside to see how the world defines the term but according to the Bible if you have Jesus forgiveness, if God doesn’t count any iniquity to your account then you my friend are blessed. Blessed with something only God can give. So let’s preach of this amazing, free, eternal blessing that the world may have a share in it.