Psalm 32:1, 2 - The Joy of Forgiveness.

Psalm 32:1, 2 (NLT) Oh, what joy for those 
whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put 
out of sight! 2 Yes, what joy for those whose 
record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives 
are lived in complete honesty!  


God wants to forgive sinners. Forgiveness 
has always been part of his loving nature. He 
announced this to Moses (Exodus 34:6, 7); he revealed 
it to David; he dramatically showed it to the 
world through Jesus Christ. These verses convey 
several aspects of God's forgiveness: He forgives 
disobedience, puts sin out of sight, and clears our record 
of guilt. Paul quoted these verses in Romans 
4:7, 8 and showed that we can have this joyous 
experience of forgiveness through faith in Christ. 
[Life Application SB] 

Read this psalm in conjunction with Psalm 51 
- both are penitential psalms. Here David 
expressed the joy of forgiveness. God had forgiven him 
for the sins he had committed against Bathsheba 
and Uriah (2 Samuel 11-12). This is another of 
the penitential (repentance) psalms where the 
writer confesses his sin to God. [Life Application 


Choose It
   Without a doubt, one of the great 
blessings of being a Christian is that God gives His 
children second chances. He knows were not going 
to be flawless. Even when weve failed 
miserably, He gives us the opportunity to put it all 
behind us. And He can dramatically turn things 
   When it comes to the subject of sin - 
something that, unfortunately, were all very 
familiar with - we have two ways to approach it. We 
can confess it for what it is, turn from it, and 
know the happiness of being forgiven. Or, we can 
try to conceal it and then ultimately know the 
misery of being found out and reaping what weve 
   The devil is cunning. He knows how to 
present sin so that it has a certain appeal. And 
because of the short-term pleasure that sin offers, 
many people dont think of the long-term 
repercussions. But make no mistake about it. The Bible 
warns that our sin will find us out (see Numbers 
32:23). Sometimes it happens immediately. And 
sometimes it happens after a period of time. 
   When the people of Israel were preparing 
to cross the Jordan River and take possession 
of the land God had promised them, Moses posed 
this challenge from God: Today I have given 
you the choice between life and death, between 
blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth 
to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you 
would choose life, so that you and your 
descendants might live! (Deuteronomy 30:19 NLT). 
   Choose it, God was saying. You 
can walk with Me, or you can walk away from Me. 
You can live, or you can die. 
   We have a choice in the matter. Its 
amazing that some people would consciously choose 
death. But that is essentially what we do when we 
choose to go against God and His Word. [Greg Laurie 
from Harvest Ministries; 


Deuteronomy 30:19 - Choose Life!


1 John 1:9 - Confession Brings Forgiveness 
and Cleansing.