Margin notes: Living blessed.

Psalm 32:1–3 (ESV) — 1 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. 3 For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

Contrary to all the models the World would foist on us, here is what true blessedness – true happiness consists in:

a. Knowing our sins are forgiven.

b. Knowing that God deals with us as though they are not the stains they really are – as though He does not see them.

c. Knowing we have been acquitted, pronounced righteous in the court of Heaven.

d. Knowing this is all grace – not personally deserved. That we are the recipients of the marvelous grace of God poured out in a measure commensurate with the righteousness which is accounted ours – Christ’s own.

This, is happiness. For it unites us to Him who is happiness itself – forever.

The one who knows complete forgiveness for their transgressions, covering for their nakedness, against whom the Lord counts no iniquity – is NOT the one who has deceived themselves about the reality, depth and desperate condition of their sinful souls – but who have brought all of its profane ugliness and shame to the Cross of Christ.

Hide it yourself, and you remain in some nebulous pit of self-justification. Bring them all to Him, and they are pardoned and forgiven. Judicially dismissed, and personally set aside so that there is no barrier between you and your God anymore.

Now THIS, is grace! Hallelujah! This, is blessedness.

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