July 15

Posted on Jul 15, 2017

Imputation means to reckon, or to put to one’s account. “And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.’ And he was called the friend of God” (Jas 2:23). A similar verse in Galatians 3:6 renders the word as “accounted to him.” We have the idea of this double imputation in 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For He has made Him to be sin for us, the One who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” Included here is the idea of Substitution, where one takes the place of another. An inspired illustration was seen when the offerer’s hands were placed on the head of the animal soon to be sacrificed. In the case of the sin offerings, there was the imputation of sin from the offerer to the offering. In the case of the sweet savor offerings, the acceptance of the offering was imputed to the offerer. NB: A different word is used in Romans 5:13 where “not imputed” means “not registered with complete clarity.”

Today’s Reading: Proverbs 13-15 Memorize: John 6:28-29