Fresh and Clean you may be today !!

“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.”  David wrote this in Psalms 32:1-2 and he surely knew whereof he wrote !  He had sinned terribly with Bathsheba, arranged for her husband Uriah’s demise and had lived out of fellowship with his Savior ever since those sins had began.   But here is after he has confessed his misdeed and has reunited with his Lord.  God has cleansed him, he has been graciously granted pardon.

Like David, isn’t it truly a wonderful thing, when you think about it, that we too can find restoration from God Himself when we fall?  God knows our frame is frail, we still sin even though saved.  He has provided the means for forgiveness for us too for “if we confess our sins, He IS faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” ! (1 Jn.1:9).   That is powerful and highly encouraging once grasped !!   Yet how often do we go in in the course of our days bogged down with unconfessed sin?  When we could simply take the matter to a gracious God for relief ?!  In the same Psalm David speaks of the effects of his unconfessed transgressions and his apartness from His Savior in vs3 “When I kept silence (before he confessed), my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.”  I truly believe this implies when we refuse to deal rightly with our sin, our body ages faster. Ponce DeLeon was looking for that fountain of youth in the wrong place !  He continues, “For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me; my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah” (vs4).  The person who refuses to deal correctly with sin by rationalizing it away, covering it up, etc experiences not the blessed hand of God but rather His disapproval and a withholding of blessing that could otherwise be enjoyed. Instead, our zeal, energy and enthusiasm is diminished and that is something, as the Selah teaches here, needs to be contemplated very much before we decide to live another second in unconfessed sins !

But reverting back to the opening lines of the Psalm, it is truly amazing that when we take our offenses to a holy, loving God (no matter how you have failed) He will put on your life His stamp of approval: Blessed !!   Let today be a blessed day for you, God wants it to be and He proved it by providing the means for you to be clean, the blood of Jesus Christ !!!!

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