Today’s reading II Samuel 18-19
II Samuel 19:19 And said unto the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity unto me, neither do thou remember that which thy servant did perversely the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should take it to his heart.
Shimei fully deserves to be punished but here he gives us a good lesson in imputation. He knows that he has done wrong. He comes asking forgiveness.
Notice what he asks David to do! He says do not impute iniquity to me. Don’t charge me with, don’t put it on my account. Act like I never did it!
Don’t remember what I did to you!
Don’t take it to heart!
Isn’t that amazing. The audacity of this man to do so wickedly and yet be ready to ask for this treatment from the one that he had offended.
It is a picture of what happens to us to a small degree.
When we are saved, He doesn’t put our sin on our account rather He puts it on Christ’s account! He doesn’t remember what we did! He doesn’t take it to heart!
Nothing greater could be imagined. We have sinned greatly against the Lord Jesus yet He not only forgive, forgets, and does not put it on His account but rather He puts all of our failures on His account and all of His obedience, respect, righteousness and goodness are put on our account.
What a Saviour!