Put Yourself in a Place to Feel Blessed
Rev. Duane Lee Bemis M.Ed.
I just love these scriptural adventures with the Lord as our teacher. Prior to our adventure let us join hearts and call upon the Lord, the Almighty, the Creator, and the Alpha and Omega. Who better to identify with then He.
"Father of the only begotten Son, open Your word to our hearts. Let Your words flow through this vessel. Let Your river of peace flood our souls with Your presence. From within this temple let the river of God pure fourth Your Spiritual truths. We long for Your mercy to reach our hearts with true power. In all things be glorified. You are the Author and the Finisher of our faith. Be the Author and Finisher of this time of study through Psalms 32. Help us, guide us, and show us the writer's heart and what he was trying to communicate to us, the reader. Or should we say or pray, what he was communicating to his own heart. Oh Lord, hear our prayer; we do not want to hear from man but from You. We desperately need You and to hear Your Spirit. Be glorified as we seek Your face to hear Your utterances of truth. Amen and Amen."
I find this chapter to be divided into four parts.
- Salvation verses 1-4
- Confession verses 5-6
- Self-talk verse 7
- God speaks verses 8-11
Initially we find King David talking about the man or the individual who has found Salvation in the form of forgiveness.
I. Salvation of a sinner:
"Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered." Psalm 32:1(NKJ)
Our author starts with the word transgression and we must ask the question, why? Transgression carries with it the idea of rebellion. Our writer knows that happy is the person who has his rebellious way forgiven. King David lost his first born son out of an act of rebellion. He did what he knew was wrong-but he did it any way. He jumped over the fence of God's truth and now he wants you and me to understand that blessed is the person who has found god ...
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