PSALM 32

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Psalm 32

WHAT DOES GOD WANT?

 

We ask little children, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

We ask teens, "Where do you want to go to college."

We ask young adults, "Where do you want to work and what kind of job do you want to do?"

We ask older adults, "Where and when do you want to retire?"

We also ask questions like, "Where do you want to go to church?" or, "How do you want to spend your time?"

We are constantly asking the question, "What do you want?"

We are constantly answering the question, "What do I want?"

 

It seems to me that we focus too much on the "wants" of others and especially the "wants" of ourselves, without seriously considering the "wants" of God!  We would do better to ask the question "What does God want of me, my family and my friends?"

 

Our text gives us an idea of the some the things God wants.

 

GOD WANTS US TO BE CLEANSED - Vss. 1-2

God's purpose for every individual is that they would receive the initial cleansing that salvation brings (1 Timothy 2:3-4). After that God wants us to keep short accounts with Him, allowing Him to continually cleanse us (1 John 1:7).

 

GOD WANTS US TO BE CONVICTED - Vss. 3-4

One of the jobs of the Holy Spirit is to convict of sin (John 16:8-11).  God will convict us of our need to make things right with Him. We should be thankful when God does not allow us to rest until we deal with sin.

 

GOD WANTS US TO CONFESS - Vs. 5-6

When a Christian confesses his/her sin, God cleanses, and restores the fellowship that has been lacking between Him and the believer. Psalm 66:18, 1 John 1:9,

 

GOD WANTS US TO BE CONFIDENT - Vss. 7-8

God wants us to be confident in His protection. Vs. 7

God wants us to be confident in His guidance. Vs. 8

 

GOD WANTS US TO COOPERATE - Vss. 9-11

We cooperate by:

1. Not acting like a dumb animal. Vs. 9

2. Trusting the Lord. Vs. 10

3. Rejoicing in the Lord. Vs. 11

 

 

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Psalm 32

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

 

THE BLESSING OF FORGIVENESS - Vss. 1-6

THE BLESSING OF PROTECTION - Vs. 7

THE BLESSING OF GUIDANCE - Vss. 8-9

THE BLESSING OF TRUST - Vss. 10-11

 

 

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Psalm 32

BLESSED!

 

BLESSED CLEANSING Vss. 1-2

 

BLESSED CONFESSION Vss. 3-6

 

BLESSED COMFORT Vss. 7-8

 

BLESSED CHALLENGE Vss. 9-11

 

 

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Psalm 32

HOW BLESSED ARE THE BLESSED!

 

Are you born again?

Do you know Jesus as your Savior?

Then God has blessed you! Ephesians 1:3

In Psalm 32 there are five blessings for the born again Christian if he or she will accept them.

 

THE BLESSINGS OF FORGIVENESS – Vss. 1-2

 

THE BLESSINGS OF FORTHRIGHTNESS – Vss. 3-5

When we are honest with God, confessing our specific sins, God forgives us.

 

THE BLESSINGS OF (GOD’S) FAITHFULNESS – Vss. 7-8

God is faithful to protect us.

God is faithful to guide us.

 

THE BLESSING OF SHUNNING FOOLISHNESS – Vss. 9-10

“Mercy shall compass him about”.

 

THE BLESSING OF (GOD’S) FAVOR – Vs. 11

The upright in heart are to be filled with joy and gladness.

 

 

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Psalm 32:5

WHEN SAINTS SIN

 

There will be times when we will fail God.

 

Here is how those who know the Lord should deal with their sins.

 

RECOGNITION OF SIN - CITE IT! - " I acknowledged my sin unto thee..."

 

REJECTION OF SIN - CONFESS IT! - " ...and mine iniquity have I not hid. I

said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD;"

 

REMOVAL OF SIN - CLEANSED OF IT! - "...and thou forgavest the iniquity of my

sin. Selah."

 

 

 

 

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