Good morning ladies friends x
As I read & write these words this morning I’m just so eternally thankful that we ‘can’ be forgiven!! We don’t have to bear the weight of sin and shame but we can ‘continually unfold the past and present until all is told’! That’s how the amplified describes confessing sin … ‘continually unfolding’, in verse 5 it goes on to say ‘- then you ( instantly) forgave me the guilt and iniquity of my sin.’ Instantly!!! Thank you Lord!
My mind thinks back to some of the stories about the great revivals that have happened in the past – you can trace the roots of those revivals to small prayer meetings where only a few were praying and repenting of sin both personal and national. Those prayer meeting ‘supernaturally by the Spirit’ grew and grew until what is called ‘a revival’ broke out and many were saved!
Spurgeon says that revival in its Latin form means, ‘to live again, to receive again a life which has almost expired; to rekindle into a flame the vital spark which was nearly extinguished.’
Anybody want that?!!!
Luke 3:8 & Matt 3:8 call us to ‘produce fruit in keeping with repentance.’ Romans 2:4, a verse saturated in grace says, ‘…it’s His kindness that leads us to repentance.’
David confessed earlier on in Psalm 32:3 ‘When I kept silence (before I confessed), my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long’
Those words describe the consequences of unconfessed sin.
BUT verses 5 & 6 say that when David continually unfolded the past until all was confessed the Lord instantly forgave him. David calls out to everyone who is godly to pray for this kind of forgiveness. The godly are you and I who are in Christ.
Don’t rush away from the Word today instead, ‘Repent, then and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of REFRESHING may come from the Lord and that He may send Christ…!’
Selah – pause and calmly think about that!
It’s His kindness that leads us to repentance….