Mercy Shall Surround Him

“Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.” – Psa. 32:10

Which will it be sorrows or mercy?

Do Not Be Like the Mule

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Do not be like the horse or like the mule, Which have no understanding, Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, Else they will not come near (their master).” – God (Psa. 32:8-9)

God’s personal engagement. Far too often I am the stubborn mule.

Surround Me With Songs

“You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.” – Psa. 32:7

God hides, preserves, and surrounds us with songs.

My Bones Grew Old

“When I kept silent, my bones grew old, Through my groaning all the day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was turned into the drought of summer.” – Psa. 32:3-4

Here’s what happens when we don’t confess sin.

Forgiven, Covered, Not Imputed

“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.” – Psa. 32:1-2

Sin is forgiven, covered, and not imputed (not counted against).

Thoughts On Psalm 32

“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.” – Psa. 32:1-2

Sin is forgiven, covered, and not imputed (not counted against).

“When I kept silent, my bones grew old Through my groaning all the day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was turned into the drought of summer.” – Psa. 32:3-4

Here’s what happens when we don’t confess sin.

“Everyone who is godly shall pray to You In a time when You may be found;” – Psa. 32:6

Time is running out; pray now.

“You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.” – Psa. 32:7

God hides, preserves, and surrounds us with songs.

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Do not be like the horse or like the mule, Which have no understanding, Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, Else they will not come near you.” – God (Psa. 32:8-9)

God’s personal engagement. Far too often I am the stubborn mule.

“Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.” – Psa. 32:10

Which will it be sorrows or mercy?

Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!” – Psa. 32:11

Be glad, rejoice, and shout for joy all in one verse.

Content In Whatever Circumstances

“I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.” – Phil. 4:11

Ultra-countercultural verse for our society today which seems malcontent in whatever circumstance it is.

As, What, and When Thou Wilt

“For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.” – Rom. 11:35

“As Thou wilt; what Thou wilt; when Thou wilt.” – Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471)

You Have Opened My Ears

“You have opened my ears” – Psa. 40:6

The Hebrew here for open is “to dig.” God digs open our ears so we can hear the truth of the Gospel.