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