Romans 4 Verse 7

              “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; [1]

In these few verses, 6-8, we see Paul’s exegesis on Genesis 15: 6 which is correctly confirmed by an appeal to David’s words in Psalm 32. Blessedness isn’t a status earned by man, but a gift from God. It is a gift given to God’s sheep for the sacrifice that Christ made on the cross, by His works, not ours. Man does nothing to deserve this free gift of forgiveness from God. We should continue to strive towards holiness, working out our sanctification and ensuring the work we do is from the Holy Spirit, and not our of selfish ambitions.

[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Ro 4:7). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.


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