February is here and it is a cold month! But the doctrine of imputation should warm your heart, and that’s what today’s devotional is about. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 32:2 (ESV)Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
“To impute iniquity is to charge iniquity in condemnation, and to act accordingly. Not to impute sin is just the opposite. It is to remit the offence, pardon, forgive, absolve the sinner, cast his sins behind the back so as not to see them, bury them in the sea, remove them out of sight, blot them out, so that they rise not in judgment to condemn one. He who receives such a favor receives another of great price, viz., purity of heart: And in whose spirit there is no guile.” [William S. Plumer, “Psalms,” The Geneva Series of Commentaries, (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1867), p. 398]
“If our sins be not imputed, it is as if we had no sin; sins remitted are as if they had not been committed.” [Thomas Watson, The Lord’s Prayer, (London: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1692), p. 242]