We are too often, I fear, the victims of self-deception. We act as if the things we do in the privacy of our minds are ours alone. As Christians though, we claim to know better. David writes in Psalm 32 about acknowledging his sin to God. It’s not as if God was unaware of David’s sin. Surely He is not unaware of our sins.
Why then did David make such a point of writing about the benefits of confession? Psalm 32 recounts how David’s “body wasted away,” and his “vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer,” when he kept silent about his sin. But when he acknowledged his sin to the Lord, God forgave him.
Confession, acknowledgement of our sin is about us and our relationship with God. God knows what we’ve done, what we’ve thought. It’s in our confessing to Him, our revealing of what is inside of us, that we again realize our total dependence on our creator.
This week during Mid Day Prayer Time, weekdays around 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM, I’ll be sharing from Psalm 32.
Mon 08/28 Psalm 32:1-2
Tue 08/29 Psalm 32:L3-4
Wed 08/30 Psalm 32:5-6
Thu 08/31 Psalm 32:7-8
Fri 09/01 Psalm 32:9-11
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