Lost and found(click HERE for study notes) (Psalm 32:1-8)Giordanni de Carvalho, June 17, 2012
Part of the Exposition of the Psalms series, preached at a Sunday Service service
What do you understand of the word "blessed"? How do you define it?
What do you think that David want to say with the verses 1&2? Why is he using the word Blessed?
1 Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
2 Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them
and in whose spirit is no deceit.
Read Psalm 51 and compare with this Psalm, do you see any similarities? Why is it?
Is it true that we usually keep silent about our sins? What is David saying about his silence? Can you identify with this statements of verses 3&4?
3 When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.
Do we really have to confess our sins? What are the 3 steps we can see in the verse 5? Do you have any experience or testimony to share about the importance of confession?
5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.”And you forgave the guilt of my sin.
According to David what is the result of the following steps?
Not covering up
What is the link between this Psalm and 1 John 1:9?
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
Why David says that God is his hiding place?
7 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
Read 2 Samuel 22:2-3,17-20
What do you understand of the verse 8 of Psalm 32? Who is speaking to whom?
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Based in what you have discussed, what is our part in the process of forgiveness and what really is the meaning of being blessed in this Psalm?
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A Maskil of David.
32:1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
3 For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah
5 I acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
6 Therefore let everyone who is godly
offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;
surely in the rush of great waters,
they shall not reach him.
7 You are a hiding place for me;
you preserve me from trouble;
you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you. (ESV)