Are you happy that someone in the distant past invented writing and math? We get a lot of benefit from the ability to record thoughts and numbers. Writing preserves stories and history. We can send letters and notes. Things can be counted and tracked. But writing numbers also led to accounting. People kept track of money owed and paid. I suppose that’s good for the lender. But many who owe debts may wish they’d never been counted.
Another accounting is the record of transgressions or crimes. We even use the term “rap sheet” for such a list, even though it is stored in computer databases today. And for most convicted people, their criminal record never goes away.
This week the podcast is looking at passages from the Psalms that include the phrase “blessed is the man.” We’ll discover many different blessings. Of course, they don’t just apply to men. The saying is true for men and women. One of the Psalms talks about the recording of sin, sort of like our rap sheet with God. Psalms 32:1-2 reads, “Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.” (NIV)
One of the greatest blessings is the forgiveness that we receive through Jesus. Take a moment today to thank God for this blessing.
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