By Mike Graziano
“The blessedness of the man unto whom God imputes righteousness apart from works” (Rom. 4:6, KJV).
“Cometh this blessedness upon the circumcision only?” (Rom. 4:9, KJV)
As Christians, blessedness has come upon each one of us when we repented and believed in Christ.
But it can be, experientially, lost for a time. “Where is then the blessedness you (once) spoke of?” (Gal. 4:15)
God said to Adam in the garden: “Adam, where are you?”
Has God, through your conscience, ever asked you, “Where are you?”
Has your conscience ever cried, “Where is the blessedness I once knew?”
Remember: Jesus didn’t save only to rescue us from the penalty of our sins, He came to save us “to the uttermost” (Heb. 7:25). To be saved “to the utter-most” is to enjoy the “blessed-ness” of salvation.
Jesus saved us – to bring the full, sweeping, tidal wave of blessedness over our heads, again and again. Isaiah says: “O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! Then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness (blessedness) as the waves of the sea” (Isa. 48:18).
O the blessedness that has come upon us! As the perpetual crashing waves of the sea…over our heads.