by Ernest Easley

Contemplating God's Forgiveness
Dr. Ernest Easley
Psalm 32

In preparation for the Lord's Supper, take your Bible and turn with me to Psalm 32. It here is we find King David contemplating the wonderful forgiveness of God and he concludes in verse 11 by saying, "Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart."

If there was ever a time in the life of a child of God to contemplate God's forgiveness, it's during a service like this when we share the Lord's Supper. Jesus tells us twice in 1 Corinthians 11 to "do this in remembrance of Me." In other words, "As you share in this supper, contemplate, mull over, think about, dwell on what I've done, so that you might experience forgiveness of sin."

So before we share in the supper, let's join David in Psalm 32 in …

Contemplating God's Forgiveness

Psalm 32.1-11

32 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,?Whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity,?And in whose spirit there is no deceit.

3 When I kept silent, my bones grew old?Through my groaning all the day long. 4 For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;?My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Selah 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 6 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.7 You are my hiding place;?You shall preserve me from trouble;?You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah 8 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 you. 10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;?But he who trusts in the Lo ...

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