Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
Psalm 32:1 NIV
Canada has some bizarre driving laws, and it is quite possible that you are transgressing these laws without even knowing it. For example, did you know that you are breaking the law in PEI if you DON’T honk before passing someone? Or that your taxi driver in Halifax is transgressing the law if he or she is wearing a T-shirt? And you are a transgressor if you put your car in neutral and coast down a hill in British Columbia – it doesn’t actually save gas anyway!
All of us transgress the law at some point or another, even if we just drive one kilometre over the speed limit or jaywalk. Even those of us who are careful to live on the right side of the law fail from time to time. That is true when it comes to human laws. It is even more blatant when it comes to God’s standards. The Bible is clear that all have sinned and come short of His glory. David had broken God’s law in some pretty serious ways – adultery and murder to begin with. He also knew the incredible joy of having his sins forgiven and his guilt lifted. So it shouldn’t surprise us that he writes this in Psalm 32:1: “Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.” When we confess our sin and seek God’s forgiveness in Jesus, He always offers grace. Joy comes as we experience our sins being wiped away. The word blessed means “filled with joy.” David had experienced that joy and so do all who have their sins lifted and removed. You can experience it too, if you will confess your sins – He will take them away.
These have been words from the heart.