PSALM 32

This entry is part 29 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 32

MAINTAINING HAPPINESS: 
Dealing With Sin


The Divider Between God
and Man Must Be Dealt With !

1. THERE IS A STATE OF TRUE HAPPINESS.

   A. BEGINS WHEN SIN IS TRULY DEALT WITH.
EX. 34:7—TYPES OF REBELLION AGAINST GOD.
INIQUITY.    FAULT, MISCHIEF, CONDITION OF GUILT.
GEN. 19:15—WITHOUT MOSAIC LAW, STILL GUILTY.
TRANGRESSION. REBELLION, DISOBEDIENCE.
JOSHUA 7:11—REBELLED AND SINNED.
ISSUE: MAN’S OR GOD’S LAW ? MATT. 15:2-3
SIN. CEREMONIAL OR LEGAL UNCLEANNESS,
A DISOBEDIENCE TO THE SPECIFIED LAW.
EX. 9:27—BREAKING A KNOWN COMMAND FROM
GOD. EX. 5:1.
B. HOW CAN IT BE DEALT WITH UNLESS IT IS
RECOGNIZED ? LUKE 18:13,14.
—WHO MAKES US AWARE OF OUR SINS ? JOHN 16:8.

(BLESSED = HAPPY). ROM. 4:6-8.
ARE THERE DEGREES OF BLESSEDNESS ? PS. 119:2.
ARE THERE REASONS FOR IT ? LUKE 11:27-28.
(FORGIVEN = CARRIED AWAY, CARRIED OFF)
I JOHN 2:12, LUKE 7:47-48.
(COVERED = CONCEALED) LEVITICUS 17:11, ROM. 5:11,
MAN’S ATONING WON’T DO. MALACHI 2:13.

2. TRYING TO KEEP SILENCE ABOUT IT IS DIFFICULT.    V.3-5
A. JONAH. REFUSED TO LET THE NINEVITES KNOW.
JONAH 1:2-3.
B. JEREMIAH. STOPPED OUT OF BITTERNESS AGAINST
GOD. JER. 20:7-9.
C. JOHN MARK. CAME BACK TO THE WORK. 2 TIM. 4:11.

3. KEEPING SILENT IS SIN.
A. TO ALL WHO HEAR THE HOLY SPIRIT. EZEKIEL 33:8
B. TO THOSE WHO KNOW THE WORD. JAMES 4:17,
PS. 107:2, MATT. 10:27.
C. TO THOSE WHO KNOW THE COMMANDS. MARK 16:15.

4. KEEPING SILENT HAS ITS PRICE.
A. OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD IS AFFECTED.
(JAMES 4:17, RESULTING IS LOSS OF FELLOWSHIP—
I JOHN 1:6-7.
B. THERE IS A PRICE TO PAY LATER. EZEKIEL 33:7-8.
C. THERE ARE PHYSICAL EFFECTS. PS. 32:3.
D. THERE ARE EMOTIONAL EFFECTS. PS. 39:2.

5. THE PRAYER IN TIME.
*OUR STANDING BEFORE THE FATHER DEPENDS
EXCLUSIVELY UPON OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.

A. EVERYONE GODLY WILL PRAY IT. 32:6
—THE ISSUE OF FORGIVING. MARK 11:26.
—THE ISSUE OF DENIAL. MATTHEW 10:33.
B. IT IS COMPOSED OF REPENTANCE. 32:5
—ACKNOWLEDGING THE SIN. RIGHT: JER. 3:25.
>NOT JUST TO SELF, BUT TO GOD. ACTS 20:21
—NO ATTEMPT AT HIDING IT.
>FALSE COVERING, PROVERBS 28:13.
>EXCUSE, LUKE 14:18
>COVERING BY OWN SOLUTION (FIG LEAF) MAL. 2:13.
—CONFESSED TRANSGRESSIONS. I JOHN 1:9-10
C. RESULTS IN FORGIVENESS FROM GOD (THE LORD—V.2).
D. RESULTS IN CONFIDENCE, GROWING FAITH. I JOHN 3:21.

6. THE SONGS OF DELIVERENCE.
A. HOW TO KNOW THE WAY. V.8.
—RECEIVE INSTRUCTION FROM GOD.
THROUGH THE WORD. ACTS 18:11, EPH. 2:20.
THROUGH OTHER TEACHING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
I JOHN 2:27, PS. 144:1.
—WATCH THE EYE OF GOD.
NOT AT OUTWARD THINGS. I SAM. 16:7
NOTES THE DIFFERENT MEN WITH DIFFERENT
NEEDS. PS. 33:13.
B. BE NOT STUBBORN OR PRIDEFUL. V.9.
PROV. 16:18, MARK 7:22-23.
C. YOU ARE NOT LIKE THE UNGODLY. V. 10.
YOU RECEIVE MERCY. JAMES 3:17
SORROWS TO THE WICKED/REJOICING TO THE SAVED.
WHY TAKE ANOTHER’S REWARD ? PS. 126:5.
D. REJOICE ! V. 11. PS. 71:23, I PETER 1:6.

7. THE TRUE PLACE OF REFUGE. V. 7
A. IT IS RIGHT TO FIND SUCH A PLACE.
—FOR THERE ARE DAYS OF TROUBLE. . PS 59:16
—THERE ARE TIMES WHEN WE CAN SEE THAT THERE
IS NO OTHER HOPE. PS. 142:4-5
B. THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE PLACE OF REFUGE NOTED
IN THE BIBLE. DEUT. 33:27, 2 SAM. 22:3
C. WE SHOULD APPRECIATE AND RESPECT THE PLACE.
D. THE WORLD’S REFUGE FAILS. ISAIAH 28:15-17.

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