Forgiveness From The Lord - Psalm 32:1-11 (A Psalm of David: a Contemplation)

FORGIVENESS FROM THE LORD

Psalm 32:1-11      (A Psalm of David: a Contemplation)

 

I.   BLESSED (vs. 1-5)

 

     a. What specific things does David state makes a person blessed? ________     

     _____________________________________________________________

     b. How does one arrive at the place that the Lord forgives? ______________

     ____________________________________________________(1 John 1:9)

     c. What is David describing in verses 3-4? ___________________________    

     ______________________________________________________________

     d. How is verse 5 a direct response to the preceding verses? ______________

     ______________________________________________________________

     f. The process to arrive at the “blessed” status is not pleasant: sin, guilt,   

     conviction, repentance, and forgiveness. The sin part is inevitable…is the

     cure worth the price? ____________________________________________

     ______________________________________________________________  

 

II. MY HIDING PLACE (vs. 6-7)

     a. When does David say that we need to be praying to the Lord and what is   

     the point he is making in verse 6? __________________________________

     _____________________________________________________________

     b. Are there times that God is easier to find than others? ________________

     _____________________________________________________________

     c. What is the promise to those who do pray to the Lord in a time that He

     may be found? _________________________________________________

     ______________________________________________________________

     d. How does verse 7 describe a place of peace? ________________________

     ______________________________________________________________

     e. Where do you find peace? ______________________________________

     _____________________________________________________________

 

III. DO NOT BE LIKE THE HORSE OR LIKE THE MULE (vs. 8-11)

    

     a. God speaks that He will teach and guide us.  Is this contingent upon us first

     repenting and being forgiven? _____________________________________

     b. What is it about horses and mules we are NOT to be like? _____________

     ______________________________________________________________

     c. What does David conclude marks the difference between the wicked and

     those who trust in the Lord? _______________________________________

     ______________________________________________________________

 

IV. Application:   Why do we sometimes resist repenting? _________________

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