Psalms Chapter 32
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The happiness of a pardoned sinner. (1,2) The misery that went before, and the comfort that followed the confession of sins. (3-7) Sinners instructed, believers encouraged. (8-11)
1,2 Sin is the cause of our misery; but the true believer's transgressions of the Divine law are all forgiven, being covered with the atonement. Christ bare his sins, therefore they are not imputed to him. The righteousness of Christ being reckoned to us, and we being made the righteousness of God in him, our iniquity is not imputed, God having laid upon him the iniquity of us all, and made him a sin-offering for us. Not to impute sin, is God's act, for he is the Judge. It is God that justifies. Notice the character of him whose sins are pardoned; he is sincere, and seeks sanctification by the power of the Holy Ghost. He does not profess to repent, with an intention to indulge in sin, because the Lord is ready to forgive. He will not abuse the doctrine of free grace. And to the man whose iniquity is forgiven, all manner of blessings are promised.
3-7 It is very difficult to bring sinful man humbly to accept free mercy, with a full confession of his sins and self-condemnation. But the true and only way to peace of conscience, is, to confess our sins, that they may be forgiven; to declare them that we may be justified. Although repentance and confession do not merit the pardon of transgression, they are needful to the real enjoyment of forgiving mercy. And what tongue can tell the happiness of that hour, when the soul, oppressed by sin, is enabled freely to pour forth its sorrows before God, and to take hold of his covenanted mercy in Christ Jesus! Those that would speed in prayer, must seek the Lord, when, by his providence, he calls them to seek him, and, by his Spirit, stirs them up to seek him. In a time of finding, when the heart is softened with grief, and burdened with guilt; when all human refuge fails; when no rest can be found to the troubled mind, then it is that God applies the healing balm by his Spirit.
8-11 God teaches by his word, and guides with the secret intimations of his will. David gives a word of caution to sinners. The reason for this caution is, that the way of sin will certainly end in sorrow. Here is a word of comfort to saints. They may see that a life of communion with God is far the most pleasant and comfortable. Let us rejoice, O Lord Jesus, in thee, and in thy salvation; so shall we rejoice indeed.
Anthony's Psalms Chapter 32 comment about verse 8 on 5/21/2013, 8:12am...
Looks like you quoted Ps. 33:8 from the Douay Rheims Bible instead of 32:8?
Timothy Wayne George's Psalms Chapter 32 comment about verse 5 on 8/03/2012, 7:55am...
It has been said that this Psalm is an addendum to Psalm 51 where David is crying out to God for the sin of adultery, and murder that he had committed. Night, and day the Lord dealt with him, until he confessed his sin to God. All sin is against God, and therefore confession must be made to him in order to be forgiven. Then David says blessed is the one to who sin is not imputed, and this is done because Jesus who knew no sin was made sin for us on the cross. May the risen Lord give you the grace to accept his forgiveness, and the power to live a life of holiness by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Lewin millan's Psalms Chapter 32 comment on 7/19/2012, 4:20am...
the powerful key in life as a Christian is to confess your sins unto the LORD.Our God is a merciful LORD slow to anger....remember what happened to the people of neniva the repented,pleaded with GOD not to destroy them and they were spared their lives.
W j's Psalms Chapter 32 comment on 6/30/2012, 6:12pm...
I think it's a very powerful verse, for a christian to live by,without the Lord guides us, we would become as lost sheep...may the keep on guiding our footsteps..
Yolanda Brown's Psalms Chapter 32 comment about verse 8 on 8/13/2011, 9:48am...
God lead me to this scripture. I have it posted on my mirror as a reminder of what he is saying to me. "I will guide you with my eyes." I need his wisdom on how to respond in difficult situations and his eyes to guide me to be at the right place at the right time doing the right thing. I cannot see with human eyes the things that he has instored for me, nor where he wants to lead me.
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