We are having our SFT breakfast at Lavergne church of Christ on May 17 from 9-11 AM. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased before the breakfast or at the door. Donations are also welcome. Please come and bring a guest. For more information please look at our breakfast flyer 2014.
There are at least 6 penitential psalms. Psalm 32 is one of the more revealing ones.
David kept silence for a time and he describes bones which waxed old and his energy being dried up like a drought in the summer dry season. There is decay within our silence. Then we look upon the glory in verse 5.
He acknowledged his sin unto God and did not hide (or try to hide) his iniquity. Then the majesty of the promise of God reveals itself… and Thou forgave the iniquity of my sin.
We see this blessed truth also in I John chapter 1 and verse 9. Yes, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
This makes me wonder, how is this still true and real for us today who believe on Christ?
Here are two parts of the answer found in Zechariah 13:1 and John 19:34
‘In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to all in Jerusalem for sin and uncleanness.
‘One of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and forth with came out blood and water.’
The fountain was opened while Jesus hung on the tree. The blood of Christ is for forgiveness of sins and the water is for the cleansing and purification of our hearts.
Let us not remain in silence with our transgressions. No, let us fly to the fountain and present our acknowledgement as did David.
In the 12 step process, step 5 shares….
“Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.”
This check point on the road in recovery is vital for anyone seeking restored balance and peace. God honors sincere confession.