David: How Does God Completely Forgive?
The Miracle of Complete Forgiveness is wonderful, but how did God do such a thing?
This evening we will start a look at our salvation and how God accomplished the once and for all sacrifice of Christ for our sins. But we will do it in a way that is very unusual. We will look in Heaven and see what the final results of our salvation will be. But first look at the grand song of David.
HEY—LOOK AT THIS
Psalm 32 is his personal testimony. David nicely summarizes what God did for him in this Psalm with the use of an emphasis word SELAH. In today's language it means, "Hey, look at this!" Let's look at what God did.
Psalm 32:1-11 A Psalm of David. A Contemplation.
Psalm 32:1-4 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit. When I kept silent, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Selah [Look at this--God convicted me and forgave me]
Psalm 32:5 I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord," and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah [Look at this--God heard my confession and forgave me]
Psalm 32:6-7 For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You In a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters They shall not come near him. You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah [Look at this--God offers me refuge in His forgiveness]
Psalm 32:8-11 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. 9 Do not be like the horse or like the mule, Which have no understanding, Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, Else they will not come near y ...
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