Psalm 32 Blessed Is He Who Is Forgiven

Psalm 32 Blessed Is He Who Is Forgiven

Psalm 32 Blessed Is He Who Is Forgiven

1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,

   whose sin is covered.

2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity,

   and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

3 When I declared not my sin, my body wasted away

   through my groaning all day long.

4 For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me;

   my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.

5 I acknowledged my sin to Thee,

   and I did not hide my iniquity;

I said, “I will confess my trangressions to the Lord”;

   then Thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin.

6 Therefore let every one who is godly

   offer prayer to Thee;

at a time of distress, in the rush of great waters,

   they shall not reach Him.

7 Thou art a hiding place for me,

   Thou preservest me from trouble;

   Thou dost encompass me with deliverance.

8 I will instruct you and teach you

   the way you should go;

   I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

9 Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,

   which must be curbed with bit and bridle,

   else it will not keep with you.

10 Many are the pangs of the wicked;

   but steadfast love surrounds him who trusts in the Lord.

11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous,

   and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

– Psalm 32

The Lord is gracious with His mercy. He forgives and blesses. Happy indeed is one whose sins are forgiven by the Lord.

The first step to being forgiven is to repent. If one is not repentant of his sins, how can he be forgiven?

What makes one to repent? Humility. A proud person will not admit that he made a mistake, that he offended God. So he will not ask for forgiveness. But one who has true humility will easily see that he has wronged God and then seek forgiveness.

And when the humble is forgiven, blessed is he.

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