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    by Cecelia Lester

Confession, Forgiveness
Date Posted: February 3, 2023

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,

Whose sin is covered.

I acknowledged my sin unto You,

And my iniquity I have not hidden.

I said, “I will confess my transgressions/ to the LORD,”

And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.


Psalm 32:1,5 (NKJV)

These are the words of David. “Most scholars agree that Psalm 32and Psalm 51were responses to David’s sin with Bathsheba. “ (1)

What is David saying in these verses?

He is telling those who might read his writing that those who seek God’s forgiveness will receive blessings from the LORD.

In the second section (verse 5), David states that he confessed his sin to God. He did not hide that sin from the LORD. I have read that in order to be forgiven, we have to tell God what we did in order to acknowledge the severity of it and that we have learned that what we did was wrong.

We have all done things that,later, we realized were sinful and not what God expected of His children.

The good news in all of this is that God forgives us for our sins, when we confess them and ask His forgiveness.

We have a God who loves us, who has saved us from sin, and who forgives us when we do sin.

1. Jeremiah Study Bible, Study note, page 726

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Biography Information:

Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for over two decades..

She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog

She has  served in a faith-based organization, Grace In Action  by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.

In July 2017, she published her first book, 'Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy.'

She and her husband of 54 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.

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