Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputes not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
David had to pay, often heavily, for all his sins. He suffered consequences and repercussions of his actions and had to have his sins pushed ahead each year by animal sacrifice because David was not living when we are living. However, David was able to see into the future, to a time after the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, and he said “Blessed is the man, blessed is the people, that God does not impute their sins against them.”
David was saying that he would give anything to be living in the day of Grace, to be declared a son of God by faith, to live in the time when God would no longer be holding men’s sins against them. David, a man after God’s own heart, a writer and singer of psalms, a warrior and a giant slayer, a prophet and one of the greatest kings of human history, envied the resurrection life that we enjoy every day, and often take for granted.
How awful would it be for David to be our model today, when David was envying what we’re living in?