My Sins Are Forgiven Psalms 32:1-11
This Psalms is written by David doing a very difficult time in his life that he brought upon himself. In fact you do not see in this psalms David asking the LORD to deliver him from the hands of his enemies, because he here is his own enemy.
David uses the word “I” often here. David had committed the sins of adultery, murder and lying and thought he could just cover them up and time would take care of them. From his experience we can learn what not to do or do with our sins. We know that David for months attempted to hide these horrible sins he had committed and here we have his testimony.
1. We Should Never Cover Our Sins “I Kept Silence” – David sins were painful to bear and obviously caused him some physical problems. Psalms 31:10 My strength faileth because of mine iniquity Psalms 32:4 For day and night Thy hand was upon me. David clearly understood that what he was going through was the result of the God’s hand. Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper. God will not let us sin successfully.
2. We Should Always Confess Our Sins – Psalms 32:5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee…This is a great thing to do because God already knows about it anyway! Hebrews 4:13 says all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. Again Proverbs 28:13 says he that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall prosper and in Psalms 32:1-2 David says “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.” If you are going to cover your sins let it be under the blood of Christ.
3. We Serve A Compassionate God – The most compassionate thing the LORD has done for us all is pardoned us of all our iniquity. There are several things David mentions that accompany confessed sins:
a. Effective Prayer – Psa.66:18 If we regard sin in our hearts the LORD will not hear us. Psa. 32:6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found.
b. Divine Protection Psa. 32:7 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance
c. Perfect Peace Psa. 32:11“Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.”