Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | April 26, 2016

“How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered!

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm 32:1-5.

How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered!
How blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit!

When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away
Through my groaning all day long.
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer.  Selah.
I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I did not hide;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”;
And You forgave the guilt of my sin.  Selah.”  Psalm 32:1-5.

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Our pride resists confessing our sins, but as long as we keep silent about our sin, our body wastes away through our groaning all day long, because God graciously puts pressure on us to repent.

But, when we confess our sins to God, He forgives our sins and restores our peace and joy.

As I read today’s Scripture, I see handwritten dates in my Bible next to this Scripture which remind me of how often I literally or figuratively prostrated my self on the floor with my face to the ground to confess my sins to God and how God forgave me, drying my tears and causing me to stand again.

I also remember a precious time in college, maybe longer, when I read Psalm 32 every day.

I do not remember my sins.  God covered them.

“How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered!”  Verse 1.

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