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December 13, 2017

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Reading along with us in Psalm 31-40? Here’s today’s reading:

Psalm 32 (ESV)

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
    whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,
    and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
    through my groaning all day long.
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
    my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah

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

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.
You are a hiding place for me;
    you preserve me from trouble;
    you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah....Continue Reading

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  1. 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.

    What is this time where God may be found? Is it during our trials? What does it mean “when God is found”?

    1. The time is now that God may be found. I think this is referring to not putting off seeking and trusting and confessing and praying to God for as we are inclined to harden hearts as we push Him aside for things of this world.🙃

      1. Agreed, Melanie and Sarah. It also emphasizes the amazing point that God can be found and can only be by virtue of His grace and mercy. And it would be up to Him if that ever changed. SO take advantage of it while you have it!

  2. Hiding sin (albeit impossible to hide it from God…but we deceive ourselves) makes one sick:
    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

    Confession leads to forgiveness (although sometimes consequences may still remain.)
    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.

  3. 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!❤️

  4. How great is the mercy and the forgiveness of God! It is a forgiveness that is complete and is accomplished only by His provision! But not only does God forgive sin, but He instructs us in His ways. I love the picture of not being like a horse that needs to be lead around but gain understanding from God and follow by virtue of your/my will.

    And verse Psalm 32:7 is great!!! And so true if we will only believe!

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