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Read Psalm 32:1-7


Read Psalm 32:1-7

Happy are those whose sins are forgiven,
whose wrongs are pardoned.
2     Happy is the one whom the Lord does not accuse of doing wrong
and who is free from all deceit.
3     When I did not confess my sins,
I was worn out from crying all day long.
4     Day and night you punished me, Lord;
my strength was completely drained,
as moisture is dried up by the summer heat.
5     Then I confessed my sins to you;
I did not conceal my wrongdoings.
I decided to confess them to you,
and you forgave all my sins.
6     So all your loyal people should pray to you in times of need;d
when a great flood of trouble comes rushing in,
it will not reach them.
7     You are my hiding place;
you will save me from trouble.
I sing aloud of your salvation,
because you protect me. [1]

Think

Psalm 32:5, “…I confessed my sins to you; I did not conceal my wrongdoings.  I decided to confess them to you and you forgave all my sins.”
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to think about my ‘sins’. I prefer to focus on my positive traits.  The Psalmist calls us to get honest.

Pray

God, help me to be honest with you and with myself, so that you can begin the work of changing my heart.


2 32.1, 2: Ro 4:7, 8
d Some ancient translations need; Hebrew finding only.
[1] American Bible Society. (1992). The Holy Bible: The Good news Translation (2nd ed.). New York: American Bible Society.

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