THE WORD FOR TODAY
Psalm 31-33 (Click to read Today’s Word)
Psalm 32:3 When I kept silent, my bones grew old Through my groaning all the day long.
When a criminal is arrested they are read their rights. Part of them says, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law…” Not a very good incentive to speak up!
There is a time to be silent and there is a time to speak up.
Just ask King David, the author of Psalm 32. The whole of the Psalm 32 is related to him and his sin. Notice what he said, “When I kept silent, my bones grew old, through my groaning all day long.” The King James says, “My bones waxed old.” He didn’t want to talk about his sin. He didn’t want to confess them. He didn’t want to admit that he had done terrible things. He wanted to avoid the shame that facing his sin would certainly cause. He played the avoidance game hoping that with avoiding it, the sin would just go away. But it didn’t…
You have heard it said, “Confession is good for the soul.” Well it is. We can’t keep silent about our sin…especially with God. He already knows the sin. He is aware of every step we have take and every word we have spoken. He knows the “REAL” motivation behind everything we say and do. Confession…agreeing with God about our sin…is good for us. It may be painful…it will be painful. But the healthiest thing we can do is to fall broken before HIM who knows our heart and pour our soul out to God.
Now is the time to confess to God our sins! Let me share with you a believer’s rights, “If we confess our sin HE (CHRIST) is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
Lord, forgive my sin in the Name of Jesus my Lord…You know my going in and my going out…You know my thoughts how they turn from You…You know the steps of my feet when they run from YOU…forgive me Lord…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!