A Lesson on Forgiveness (Psalm #32)

Text: Psalm 32

Blessings of forgiveness (vss 1-4)

  • Blessings (vss 1-2)
  • David held his guilt inside.  Didn’t want to own up to it. Realized how ignorant it is not to want the blessings of forgiveness.

Method of forgiveness (vs 5)

  • Forgiveness is not blindly applied everywhere
  • Confession and repentance are required by God for forgiveness
  • Does God require something of you before He forgave you?  Or were you automatically forgiven when Jesus died on the cross for you?
  • 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins

Godliness is seeking forgiveness (vss 6-7)

  • We rarely think of ourselves as the offending party.
  • When we realize we are it is godly to seek out forgiveness.

Instruction from the forgiver (vss 8-11)

  • An advocate in verse 8.
  • Control your own mouth in verse 9.
  • Mercy is poured out to them that actually trust the LORD.  It isn’t given out willy-nilly.
  • Let the forgiven say so!