"Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit." Psalm 32:1-2
This is a GREAT Psalm!
Because it reminds you that you can live life in "3-B"!
Shouldn't that be "3-D"?
No, it is "3-B", as in "three times blessed"!
Look at those first two verses of Psalm 32. Blessed is he whose:
1) "transgressions are forgiven"
2) "sins are covered"
3) "sin the Lord does not count against him"
Doesn't that sound good?!
Let me make it sound even better!
Transgressions refer to the deliberate disobedience of a known law of the God. It is severe because it involves a willful sin against God.
Sins involve doing what I want without considering what God wants. It means satisfying the flesh at the peril of the spirit.
The other reference to sin denotes an act committed in a moment of anger or passion. It is something done thoughtlessly that hurts you, others and God.
Some believe that this Psalm was written in regard to David's terrible sin with Bathsheba and against her noble husband, Uriah. In committing those despicable acts he sinned willfully, he sinned selfishly and he sinned in a moment of unchecked passion.
Imagine the shame and guilt that came as a result of those heinous acts. His remorse is evident in the 51st Psalm as well as in this one.
No wonder David rejoiced in the "3-B" grace he received from his God. Imagine the joy of having his transgressions forgiven, his sin covered and his sin not counted against him!
He lived life in "3-B"!
What about you? Are you living in "3-B"?