I Will Not Be Silent! (Peacemaker 4 of 8)

Psalm 32     Making resolutions

1.      In what and for whom is this happiness? (Psalm 32:1-2)

  • True happiness is forgiveness for transgression.
  • True happiness consists in having our sin covered.
  • True happiness consists in the Lord not counting our sin against us.
  • True happiness is the possession of the confessing Christian.

2.      The deceit of concealed sin (Psalm 32:3)

3.      The consequences of keeping silent (Psalm 32:3-4)

4.      How does God bring true happiness to believers?

Through conviction by His Spirit and His Word.

Genuine conviction will lead to sincere confession.

 ·         Secret sin (Ps. 90:8)

 ·         Private sins (Matt. 18:15)

·         Public sins     

5.      You forgave my sin! (Psalm 32:5)

Conclusion:  Let us resolve sincerely to confess our own sins and gladly encourage and forgive others as they do the same (Isa. 29:15; Prov. 28:13).

Challenge:  Just as David needed Nathan, we also need others to help us see the sins in our lives.  This week, ask a respected friend to help you identify a stumbling block in your life.

Originally shared at  River Rock Church     Oct 11th, 2009   Pastor Chris Teien   
Message adapted using purchased sermon material from Peacemaker Ministries