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Weekly Devotional from July 23, 2007

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Women In Discipleship
Weekly Devotionals for 2007 – The Psalms
 
July - Week 30
Weekly Reading:  Psalm 32 and 51
(Go to www.BibleGateway.com for complete text)
 
"I acknowledge my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide; I said ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord’, And You forgave the guilt of my sin."    Psalm 32:5
"Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin."
Psalm 51:2
 
The early church recognized 7 penitential Psalms. They were Psalm 6, 32, 38, 51, 143 written by David, and 102 and 130 by unnamed writers.
 
Psalms 32 and 51 contain essential truth in the life of a "true believer." Why? Without repentance there can be no forgiveness of sins. (1 John 1:9)
 
David was silent about his sin for a season. The sin caused a wasting away of his fellowship with God. Sin brings oppression, especially to the Believer. Confession is indeed good for the soul! House cleaning of sin is a must! Jesus died that we might live. He said: "This is my blood of the Covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." Matthew 26:28.
 
These two Psalms remind us that true confession must be a part of our life lived before Holy God, first in salvation, and then in sanctification (life lived in fellowship with God). David was given forgiveness by God. He would suffer consequences just as we do. He was restored to full fellowship with God when he confessed. He could ask with confidence "restore for me the joy of Your salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit." (Psalm 51:12) David's broken spirit led to a cleansing and a contrite heart before holy God. May we be readily willing to seek forgiveness with a pure heart confession, and not a "ritual" condition. This is food for thought for all of us today.
 
May David's lived example be ours as well, in true confession before holy God.
 
Sandra Davis
Director for Women in Discipleship
                                                                                                                  
 
WHAT TRUTH DID GOD IMPRESS UPON MY HEART DURING THIS READING?
HOW CAN I BE OBEDIENT TO THIS TRUTH TODAY?

 

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