A Short Study of Psalm 69:5

“O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.”
(Psalm 69:5)


Many wonder how that Christ, as He is prophesied in Messianic psalms such as in Psalm 69:5, could honestly call the sins of His people His own sins. The answer is that as the Surety of His people the sinless and incorruptible Christ could truly call the sins of His people HIS because they were imputed to Him by the Father. As Christ is our Surety, we as His people can truly call His righteousness OURS because it has been imputed to us by the Father. Our sins did not become His in any other way but by imputation, but this was enough for Him to be obligated by legal debt to stand under the curse and condemnation of the law for us as our Substitute (2nd Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 2:17). His righteousness did not become ours in any other way but by imputation, but this is enough for us to be blessed of God with all spiritual blessings in Christ. Because our sins were imputed to Christ, He was justly condemned by God and justly suffered unto death to pay our sin-debt. Because His righteousness has been imputed to us, we are justly declared not guilty by God. We are justly declared righteous in God’s sight, and we justly receive the gift of spiritual life from Him who is our life. This is a miracle of God’s grace and the heart of the true Christian Gospel.

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