Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May 14 – Psalms 32, 51, 86, & 122

Below are my thoughts from the daily Bible reading of the West Side Church of Christ. Today’s reading comes from Psalms 32, 51, 86, & 122. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word. Also above in the tabs is a link to the Bible reading plan.

When David was caught in his sin with Bathsheba heavy remorse took over his life. His heart truly was tormented by what he had done in his sin. That is evident in his fasting and prayer while the child lay sick. We find his broken heart in our reading today. We see his prayer for transformation in Psalm 51.

What stood out to me was the truth found in Psalm 32. David describes what the unconfused and un-confronted sin in his life did to him … “When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long” (Psalm 32:3). Have you ever been there? Ever had something turning inside your heart that you just could not get a grasp around? Learn from David, free yourself … “Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, ‘I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.’ And you forgave me! All m guilt is gone” (Psalm 32:5). Want to be free, confess the sin in your life.

Confess the sin in your life first to God. There true freedom will be granted. However, you need to do the same with those you have wronged, those you have hurt, and those you have sinned against. Confession is good for the soul. Confession will open up true freedom.  

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