Rom. 4:7 “Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven,
and whose sins are covered;
Rom. 4:8 blessed is the one against whom the Lord will not reckon sin.”
This passage begins with Paul talking about our great father Abraham and, while he was a good man, this was not enough to save him. Instead it was his faith and trust in God that led him through life.
Next we find David - a man after God’s own heart. And yet, it wasn’t about David’s works, for we know there were times when he failed in his fidelity before God. Instead it was the grace of God that allowed David to have this deeply personal relationship with Yahweh.
At this point I think Paul gets “blessed” as he quotes from David:
Psa. 32:1 Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
Psa. 32:2 Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
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