“Blessed and happy and favoured is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account nor charge against him.”
Romans 4:8 AMP
Oftentimes, the person tagged “blessed” by the world is one who is influential, or one with riches and a good pedigree. But how does the scripture define a blessed man?
The first thing to note is that God has never estimated anyone’s worth by outward appearance or physical stature (1 Samuel 16:7). Therefore, a blessed man should not be defined by his material worth or influence but by the lens of scripture.
Scripture tells us that because of the fall of the first Adam, we were exposed to the nature of sin and death. But when Christ died, He bore our sins and cleared our sin record. And when we believed in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, we were declared righteous. David testified to this in his Psalm and Apostle Peter, in his letter to the churches:
“As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12 NKJV
“Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness.” -1 Peter 2:24 NKJV
In this, we find our definition of a blessed man. As our anchor verse points out, a blessed man is one “whose sin the Lord will not take into account nor charge against him.” Therefore, we are called blessed because we believe in what Christ has done. The blessed man is the man in Christ. Glory!!!
Dear believer, you are blessed! This is your reality! We have been made blameless in the sight of God and reconciled to Him because of what Christ did for us. Old things have passed away and all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). We are blessed because God does not hold sin to our account.
Also, Prophet Ezekiel prophesied about the blessed man as one who has the Spirit of God inside of him. He is one who walks in God’s statutes and keeps His judgement. (Ezekiel 36:27)
The blessed man is one who has a new mechanism at work in him. He has the Holy spirit to guide him; He is a man with changed desires. Glory to God!
SAY THIS: I am blessed not because of my material worth, but because I’m a child of God. His Spirit is at work in me. What He did in me, nothing can undo. I am dead to sin and alive in God. I’m a blessed man!
Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 23: 13-25, Hebrews 9:1-10, Proverbs 25: 15-28, Isaiah 40-41