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Blessed Is the One Whose Sin Is Forgiven

Psalm 32:1-2

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​Blessed is the one
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the one
whose sin the Lord does not count against them
and in whose spirit is no deceit.

Psalm 32:1-2 NIV

In these verses, David expressed the relief that came from confessing his sin. What David had done that occasioned this psalm is unknown and is not really important. But it weighed heavy on him. It took the joy out of him and left him groaning, feeling the heaviness of God’s hand on him.

But finally, David confessed his sin to God. He did not try to justify it or cover it up. He laid bare his soul before God and confessed his sin. I believe David here was doing more than acknowledging that he had sinned. I believe he repented of it and sought forgiveness from God. No doubt, he also dealt with any who his sin had hurt. And when David had done that, God forgave him. These first two verses of the psalm are a reflection of the blessedness that comes to one whose sin is forgiven.

Acknowledging our sins before God can be hard. It means admitting failure. Going beyond mere acknowledgment and repenting of what you have done is even harder. It involves turning away from what you have done, even if you found pleasure in it. But David’s experience, and that of countless others, is that the restoration of a right relationship with God is better than any pleasure this world has to offer.

When you find yourself struggling in your relationship with God, it may be because of sin in your life. Come before God and confess it. Experience the blessedness of one whose sin is forgiven and whose relationship with God is restored.

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Ed Jarrett

Just an old clay jar that God continues to see fit to use in his kingdom's work. I am retired, married with 2 children, and 4 grandchildren. I have followed Jesus for many years. And I love to share what He has given me from His word.

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