Living in sin kills. Period. There is no freedom anywhere found in sin. And it doesn’t matter what the sin is; it kills. Forgiveness and choosing to live in perpetual sin is very dangerous because God’s Word does not change; and there is no mercy for the sins. And until that revelation is grasped in its purest form; people perish. And many more than you think are perishing right before your very eyes yet they know it not. And you too may be perishing and know it not.
Psalms 32 is very clear when it reads, “Blessed is he who transgressions are forgiven, who sins are covered.”
Now in order to have those transgressions forgiven and covered it means one not only has to acknowledge them but also repent according to Acts 3:19 where it reads to“Repent and seek forgiveness, so that times of refreshing may come.”
If you are not blessed; perhaps seeking forgiveness of sins may be the first place to start.
It continues on in verse 2 of Psalm 32, “Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.” Now; the reward is evident that man will be blessed is that no sin will count against him but also pay close attention to the second part: ‘Whose spirit is no deceit.’ This caveat is very clear that if there is deceit there is a problem. Not only this in James 1:8 it is clearly written that a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. Trying to hide deception is a sin in and of itself! And God is the one who knows the motives of the heart so if you think you can live in the sin and hide you are kidding yourself! Bottom line is that seeking forgiveness and living a righteous life requires confession of rebellious ways; and it doesn’t matter what you are rebelling from. Rebellion to God in sin is still rebellion to God in sin. It doesn’t matter if you are sexually immoral, bitter or a murderer. Not confessing your sin will kill you.
Psalm 32 verse 5 shares “Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”-and you forgave the guilt of my sin.” What is wonderful about this particular verse is how many things occur in it. 1) first the person (David the Psalmist) acknowledge the sin, 2)confession to the Lord for the sin took place, 3) God forgave and forgave the guilt of the sin. Notice that nothing occurred until the sin was acknowledged. Nothing except the continued living in the sin and the guilt that comes with it. So I ask today: what sin are you ready to be delivered from? What do you truly need to repent of? Should you say you are without out sin I kindly ask you to seek the Lord and let Him reveal to you the truth of that. Being so deceived will only kill you as God will not be mocked nor will God uphold your sinful ways because you have chosen to deceive yourself. God is pure and just and people and sin are not.
In Psalm 32 verse 6 it reads, “Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you be found; surely when the mighty waters rise, they will not reach him.” It is very clear ‘everyone who is godly’ which would make sense as how can you be delivered from sin when you refuse to acknowledge the One who can free you of it? God is not the father of all as that too is clear that no one get to the Father but through Jesus. Notice too the scripture is clear ‘while you may be found’ which is clear that time is of the essence. Should you choose your perpetual sin as a lifestyle you may not experience the joy of the Lord as He does not change to cower down to your sinful ways. And what a shame that would be to choose to have satan as your master who creates bondage rather than the Jesus who came to set the captives free! So again the question for the day is: what sin do you want delivered from? It doesn’t matter if it is pornography addiction, extra-marital affairs, sexual deviancy or anything else. Anything not of God is not of God and God will never change His pure mind on that. It is us that must get that and soon before it’s too late. Romans 12:2 tells us to not conform to the ways of the world but to be renewed my the transforming our minds. And that my dear reader; is a command.
Psalm 32:8 provides us with what God will do for us should we stop our nonsense and recognize the truth of His Word. It reads, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” God’s entire Word and all the words in it are instructions for life; and life in abundance according to His Word. It is not a book written for people to pick and choose what and when they want which parts that are fitting to the sin they want to keep. It is all for today as it was yesterday and will still be the law of the land tomorrow and forever. It is simply a matter of what it will take for people to get it. When people remove themselves in all their ignorance and glory to believe they know better than the One who created them; they create more bondage to live in. What must be understood is written carefully in Psalm 12: 6-8:
And the words of the Lord are flawless,
like silver purified in a crucible,
like gold refined seven times.
7 You, Lord, will keep the needy safe
and will protect us forever from the wicked,
8 who freely strut about
when what is vile is honored by the human race.
When there is no repentance of sin there are consequences.Upholding sin is still sin as you are either for God or against Him. You cannot claim His Word and live against it and Him at the same time. Until forgiveness for sin is sought from the Lord; no times of refreshing may come. Deu 30:19 tells us, “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” Make today the day that you bow before God Almighty and seek forgiveness for your sins; all of them. And for your children so they may live. Do it before it’s too late.