Blessed are the Forgiven
says that the forgiven are blessed. Their sins are covered. The forgiven are not counted in those of iniquity by the Lord, and are blessed. In their spirit is no deceit.
David said that he was silent as his bones wasted away, groaning all day long. Day and night were difficult, and his strength was gone from him. Still, in his agony, david did not cover his iniquity, he acknowledged his sin before God. He confessed his transgressions to the Lord, and was forgiven of his sin.
Therefore, David said, let everyone who is godly offer prayer to the Lord when He is near. God was a hiding place for david, a comfort in a time of trouble. God surrounded David with calls of deliverance.
David says he will teach us the way: Do not be like stubborn and without understanding like a mule, which must be kept by a bit and bridle or it will leave. For many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast Love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord God.
Be glad in the Lord! Rejoice, oh righteous! Shout for joy!
As Christians, we should ask ourselves: Do our heads hang down low when we sin? Do we stay in sin, our faults keeping us burdened? Or do we rejoice because our sins are covered? Do we find our comfort and hiding place in the Lord? Are we without understanding like a mule, or do we learn God's Word for ourselves? Do we rejoice in the Lord?
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