A Big Weight is Lifted

The main idea of Psalms 32 is captured in the first verse of this passage.

Blessed is the one
   whose transgressions are forgiven,
   whose sins are covered.

David had seduced the wife of his most loyal soldier and then arranged to have this soldier killed. The guilt for David was heavy on his heart and his strength was sapped but then he confessed his sins which resulted in him enjoying the blessings from God with more enthusiasm and joy.

As David experienced, there are negative psychological implications for repressed sin. But once sins are confessed, a big weight is lifted from our shoulders. We are restored to the joyous fellowship with God, yoked together with other believers, and guided along the path by the Holy Spirit.

In verse 8-9, God is speaking and commanding us to receive instruction and follow the path laid out. Jesus has paved the way to a clear path so we can constantly pray for advice or insight and listen for guidance.

This day with You God, we know it’s going to be a great day because You have given the resources needed to step ahead with confidence. The pathway set before us leads to that which is pure, good and lovely. Today, we acknowledge the truth given to us in Your word, we accept Your help given through Christ, and for opportunities to share with others. Amen

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
This entry was posted in Accurate Thinking, Bible Study and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to A Big Weight is Lifted

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s