What makes you the blessed man or woman described in Romans 4:7-8? Why?
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July 21, 2019 / By Marva Question:
Romans 4:5-8 (NKJV)
"But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,
just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works:
'Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered;
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.'"
"Blessed" means "happy, fortunate, to be envied"
How does God impute righteousness to you? Why shall the Lord not impute sin to you? Has God lowered His holy standards or has God done something to justify you? How would this knowledge allow you to enjoy your blessedness in Christ? God bless you and have a good day. :)
Best Answers: What makes you the blessed man or woman described in Romans 4:7-8? Why?
Lakeshia | 9 days ago
The context of this passage is in the matter of justification by faith. Apostle Paul spoke of justification in the book of Romans from second half of chapter 3 to first half of chapter 5. Here in chapter 4, he used Abraham as an example.
The point is that we are justified by faith in Jesus Christ, not by works of law. According to the law of Moses, man is justified by works and by fulfilling the written law. However law was not meant to be with man forever. It is temporary. In Rom. 3:20, "Because out of the works of the law no flesh shall be justified before Him; for through law is the clear knowledge of sin". The function of the law is to expose man of sin and to usher in Christ, who will redeem us (who sold under sin).
Paul in these verses present an argument that Abraham, who was before the law of Moses, was justified (accounted righteous) because of his faith in God. Therefore he is blessed. If you read further after those verses, Paul talked about circumcision which is something of the law. He mentioned that Abraham was justified in uncircumcision, proving that works of law have no part in our justification.
So, blessed are those who walk in the steps of Abraham. Today as Christians, we are children of faith under the blessing of Abraham. We are not justified because we are a good or moral person, not because we have done a good deed, but because of our faith in Christ.
God's standard of righteousness never change, it is always high. This standard used to work against us, condemning us to death. However, through Christ's redemption, righteousness of God becomes the power of the gospel (Rom 1:16-17), and works for us instead of against us. God because of our faith in Christ justify us according to His righteousness (since Christ already paid the "debt" for us). This is our blessing today!
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I have a first hand experience on how things happens this way. My wife is every body's dream. She is smart, she is very active, and she can dominate men if she wants to. She rides a horse, she jump in a parachute, and she goes scuba diving. She is the type of girl who does not want to stay long at home. She is always on the go. She has not finished her College because we eloped when she was only 17 and I was already in my early 30s. He hehe. Cradle snatcher of some sort. We just met a week or two when I finally decided to get married because of an incident which I had near brush with death. I said to myself, I would not leave this life without having a child. We met just two weeks and before we eloped (kidnapped) I made her promised to just stays in the house and take care of our future children.
I did not let her finish her education, and I though I can dictate how we will live as I am financially capable of. Anyway, the docile girl did not turn out to be what I though her to be. She is the outgoing type. And she is very smart. At the age of 18, she was the head of a government agency, and under her was a subordinate who has a Masters Degree in Business Administration. I convince her to take up "Interior Design Course" and such. After she graduated at 19, we established a business refurbishing and planning the layout of offices.
And we had problem collecting the government Offices we built, and she again headed a Government Garment sponsored Industry. Then she transferred to government water works. With all her effort, her life as government head has gone nowhere. So I brought her with our only child to the State. After so many years working, she was able to establish her own Construction business.
Now, nobody, no able bodies men wants to be henpeck by a woman. But, what then if the woman is an type Alpha, smart and etc. People of this kind would really dominate you if you do not watch out. And in my case, we separated in a friendly way. We realize that we are not meant for each other, so we divorce. No ill feeling. She even advise my new wife to take good care of me. Now, with your friend, the same might be the case. There is such thing as psychological castration, in which the woman takes the lead, and if your friend is not careful, she might out do and out perform him. If that happens, your friend may be subjected into a feeling of inferior, or develop inferiority complex. It is but natural that he would go back to his wife who never wimp a complain. And this is how I can explain your friends reaction He enjoys to lead and not being led.
My brother you have asked a series of excellent yet sincere questions of which I'll try to answer.
How does God impute righteousness to you?
This was done by Christ when he took on, or represented, ALL the sins mankind would EVER commit. Thus by His substitutenary work or death on the cross while bearing our sins, we ARE MADE righteous in God's eyes & prepared for Heaven.
Why shall the Lord not impute sin to you?
God loved us so much that He sent His Son to die in our place that we might live for ALL ETERNITY with Him. This love atones or covers all of our sin past, present & and any sins we may commit in the furture.
Has God lowered His holy standards or has God done something to justify you?
God hasn't lowered His standards instead He has RAISED OURS. We were deserving of eternal damnation but because of His grace now we, through belief, are considered PURE& HOLY(JUSTIFIED) ready to spend an eternity in Heaven with Him.
How would this knowledge allow you to enjoy your blessedness in Christ?
WE CAN NOW LIVE EACH DAY TO THE FULLEST KNOWING WE HAVE AN ETERNAL REWARD PREPARED FOR US IN HEAVEN
Friends do you really "know" Christ(not this False Prophet/weirdo) as your Savior or do you just "know OF Him",
IF YOU DON'T KNOW CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR REPENT & BELIEVE IN HIM FOR SALVATION. FOR HE'S SOON COMING BACK!!!
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Paul noticed that David said nothing about works. Forgiveness is a matter of God's grace, not of man's efforts.
Secondly, he saw that if God doesn't impute sin to a person, then that person must have a righteous standing before Him.
And finally, Paul saw that God justifies the ungodly; David had been guilty of adultery and murder, yet in these verses he is tasting the sweetness of full and free pardon.
My friend, Jesus offers the same pardon to each of us. Glory to the name above all names. Amen.
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I am blessed because though I was guilty and stained from sin, when I came to Christ all dirty and stained He declared me not guilty, not because of anything I did, but because of His grace and tender love and mercy for me. Because of Christ, I am blessed to be called His own, happy to part of the royal family and envied by those in darkness who have not yet come to the light, but I believe they will in due time and then they will be blessed as well. Praise God whose mercy endureth forever : )
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Jhn 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
Gen 15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
Mic 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, [and] I shall behold his righteousness.
Rom 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
2Cr 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
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You have a lot of questions in there. They all boil down to this. What makes a person blessed is entering into the new covenant for salvation and obedience, making Jesus Christ your Lord.
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It is written that faith without works is dead.
Yet, what is works if not done out of love.
What I am saying is how can a born again believer have Christ in him or her and not do works of love which is the basis or cornerstone of the faith.
For if a man has faith, but does not have works, it is said that faith is dead.
Yet, if a man does have works, and does so by way of obiligation, not love, is he not fallling into that same trap the ancient Israelites fell into. For they became complacent and attempted to earn their way into the kingdom of God.
So if a man has works, has faith, but not love, then is not his works and faith both dead?
For God is love and his Son said if you feed the hungry, visit those in prison, tend the sick and clothe the naked, if you do it to the least of his breathren, you do it unto him.
So seek love in all things. For without the love of Christ in your heart, one is in not an acceptable offering unto the Lord.
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The Lord is faithful and his mercies are new every morning. He does forgive me and gives me a level of peace. I have some issues that need to be dealt with too but he is faithful. Praise the Lord!
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