Rom 4:6-8 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
In our world today, the word ‘Blessed’ have been used by many to mean several things. For some it is the reactionary response after sneezing, for others it is the definition of someone who has a beautiful spouse or one who just bought a car or a house. What does God’s word teach about being blessed?
2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
God’s word is our sole authority on any subject, moreso when it is a Biblical one.
Apostle Paul affirms this in our opening scripture and uses it as a basis to explain the ‘Blessed’ as one who has imputed righteousness without works.
The prophet David insinuates that, if you would ever find a man whom God imputes righteousness (and I add eternal life) without works, a man whose iniquities are forgiven and whose sins are covered, That man is Blessed.
This was the blessing God spoke to Abraham about in Gen 12:3 …and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. We are members of that family, the family of those who have believed!
A blessed man is a man whose standing before God is not based on merit but by grace.
We are that Man! Hallelujah!