“6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.”Romans 4:6-8
David continues in Psalm 32:
“For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.”Psalms 32:6-7
If you want this peace with God, this restored relationship, pray unto Him. Pray to God and receive mercy. If you have never done this, do it today. Confess Your sins to God and put faith in His Son. If you’re a Christian, continue to pray to God in confession of your sins. David says it is the mark of every one that is godly.
If we are right with the Holy and sovereign God, we need to understand that we have it all. Floods can’t touch us, for we are hidden in God. He is our hiding place, our safe refuge. So far from being cursed by God for our sin, when we confess our sins we are surrounded with songs of deliverance.
“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.”Psalms 32:8-10
David offers counsel to those who would receive it: do not resist the gift of God. Don’t live in sin, for to do so will bring nothing but sorrow. LIving apart from confession is to be like one without an ounce of understanding. Do you not see what is offered here? God is giving a path to life. He is offering forgiveness. Take hold of it now. Sin will bring sorrow in this life and certainly ultimate and everlasting sorrow to those who die apart from Christ.
This is not a good word for the unbeliever only. Sin will destroy your walk with Christ, and could cause you to walk away from Jesus and not be found in Him when it’s all said and done. Do not be deceived. Cast Your sins upon Christ, and receive freedom and forgiveness.
Again, God will be just. The payment for sins, if left in our account and not put upon Jesus, will mean eternal death.
For those that trust in the Lord, we have songs of deliverance about us. These songs of deliverance are not owed to us, they are mercy.
“Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.”Psalm 32:11
God has blessed us. Be glad and rejoice. Receive the title of the righteous, for you have been made so.
The end of repentance, of confessing sin and receiving forgiveness, is utter rejoicing. For it is in faith filled confession that we have our sins not imputed to us but rather receive forgiveness.