The Blessedness of Forgiveness

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Psalm 32

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The Blessedness of Forgiveness

This song has much to teach us of sin and forgiveness. First there is the graphic description of guilt eating up the sinner who has not confessed. Then the sinner admits the sin, confesses, and asks forgiveness. The psalm then goes into God’s own voice, in verses 8 and 9. What does God say to you here?

Day 158

Lord Jesus, I know what it feels like to fail You. I hate it! It makes me feel sick. Help me to confess and repent right away when I sin—to You and to any person I have wronged. Help me also to forgive readily and release another person’s guilt and sorro

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Psalm 32:1

Psalm 32


32 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.

11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.