My Sins Forgiven – Life Imparted

 In 1 Corinthians 5:21, the Apostle Paul makes an important statement summarizing the gospel message.  He says: “For our sake he (God) made him (Jesus Christ) to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”  Jesus Christ has taken upon Himself the sins of His people and has imputed His own righteousness to them.

In his “Morning and Evening” devotional Charles Spurgeon concludes a meditation with the following thought.

“Burdened with guilt and full of fears, I saw my Savior as my Substitute, and I laid my hand upon Him – timidly at first, but courage grew and confidence was confirmed until I leaned my soul entirely upon Him.  And now it is my unceasing joy to know that my sins are no longer imputed to me but are laid on Him.  Like the debts of the wounded traveler, Jesus, like the Good Samaritan, has said of all my future sinfulness, ‘Set that to My account.’  Blessed discovery!  Eternal solace of a grateful heart!

‘My numerous sins transferred to Him,

Shall never more be found,

Lost in His blood’s atoning stream,

Where every crime is drowned!’”

 Romans 10:9 & 13 – “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”