David was known as a man after God’s own heart. He was chosen by God to lead His people, but he ignored God’s word and committed adultery with Bathsheba. Than instead of being honest about his sin before God, he began to lie, trick, and murder, just to cover his sin up. David was being stubborn and hard-hearted about this great sin and it took a sucker punch from Nathan to bring brokenness. You know the familiar story, Nathan told David that, “you are the man”. On the outside it seemed that no one knew about his sin, but God knew and inwardly David struggled as it is shown in Psalm 32.
In Psalm 32 David writes A thoughtful Psalm that shows the physical, spiritual, and emotional trouble he went through when he was stubborn and tried to cover up his sin before a holy God, and then the peace, joy, and forgiveness he received once he confessed his sin before God.
Here we have David, a man after God’s own heart, and (according to 2 Samuel 12:9) he willingly despised the word of the Lord. This should show us the danger of pride and the potential of being stubborn before god. If it was easy for David, a man after God’s own heart to walk away from God, how much more is the danger for us.
But when David was no longer stubborn, he confessed his sin, and God forgave him. David’s sin was covered. Thank God for his grace.
I have heard it said, that “No sin is so large that God cannot forgive it; and no sin is so small that you can afford to keep it hidden”.
Keep short accounts with God. Do not try to hide your sins from him, because you can’t.
If God brings a sin to mind take care of it right then. Do not wait.
Do not be stubborn.
Psalm 32:5 I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I did not hide; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”; And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.
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