Psalm 32

“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.” (Psalm 32:1)

Really we should consider this verse with the one after it. They are meant to be considered together as they relate the same truth. The two verses give us three reasons for being among the blessed. Obviously, the psalmist presupposes that we would want to be blessed rather than cursed. If that is not the case, then we should stop reading at this point.

Mankind, all mankind and you and I, are sinners. All of us. There is not one who does not sin, no not even one single person. We transgress the eternal laws of God, we commit sin on a regular basis, and we are full of iniquity. Those are the facts and are undeniable unless you live a life of delusion.

Because of transgression, sin, and iniquity, all of us are subject to the death of the body and eternal death of the soul. Because mankind’s heart is evil, we are powerless to change or to make amends. Sin requires death to be satisfied. If we sin, and we will, then we pay for the sin with our death. We pay for mankind’s sin through Adam with physical death, and we pay for our personal sin with eternal separation from God.

When we allow God to accept the death of His Son instead of our death we avoid the eternal separation from Him. We can make Jesus’s death ours by dying with Him. Check out Romans 6:3,4, “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”

Task for Today: Turn from the curse to the blessing. Die with Jesus so that you can walk in a new life, a life without transgressions, sin, or iniquity. The only way to share Jesus’ death is to die with Him. Crucify the old man of sin and bury him that you might rise. This is the purpose of baptism. To let you die with Christ and share His resurrection. You rise free from the penalty of transgressions, sins, and iniquity.

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