Reading the Word
Psalm 32:6–11 (ESV)
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. Selah8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. 9 Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you. 10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord. 11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
Understanding and Applying the Word
In the opening verses of Psalm 32, David speaks of the blessedness of the one who has repented of their sin and found forgiveness from God. It is a great relief and brings joy and praise to a person’s life.
Now, David turns and encourages his readers to turn and find the grace of God. Call out in prayer to God while there is time. He will hear and he stands ready to forgive. God is gracious. God is forgiving. However, there comes a time when it will be too late. For most, that time will be the moment of death. For a some, it will be the day Christ returns to this world. Either way, none of us is guaranteed tomorrow and we need to seize the opportunity we have now to turn to God in repentance and find forgiveness of our sins. Call out today!
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