“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Psalm 32, “Blessed Is He Whose Transgression (Sin) Is Forgiven.” A Psalm of David.

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“Seeking For Me,”  Rosetta Tharpe

Psalm 32 – A Wisdom Psalm, is also one of the great penitential psalms.  It is generally believed that this Psalm—like Psalm 51—has it origin in David’s response to God following his infamous affair with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11).  Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary.  

Maschil – A Song Enforcing Some Lesson of Wisdom or Piety (Religious or Reverence).

Transgression – Sin

Iniquity – Immoral Behavior, Wickedness, Sin

Selah – To Praise, or Pause and Reflect

“Blessed Is He Whose Transgression Is Forgiven,” Psalm 32:1) Blessed is he whose transgression is Forgiven, whose sin is covered.  Psalm 85:2; Romans 4;6.  2) Blessed is the man unto whom The Lord Imputeth Not Iniquity (whose sin The Lord Does Not Count Against him), and in whose spirit there is no guile (deceit).  Romans 5:13.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v1, Blessed, the word that begins the Book of Psalms (1:1), means “to be happy.”  It is appropriate that this term is used of both the Righteous Person of the First Psalm and the confessed sinner in this Psalm.  sin is covered:  The psalmist describes God’s Dealing With Sin in various ways.  Sin can be taken away, the basic meaning of the word Forgiven, and covered, the basic meaning of Atonement.  v2-5, I kept silent:  The silence was a stubborn resistance to admitting guilt, a hope that in time the sin and it’s penalty would go away.  The more David delayed his confession, the more he suffered.  David realized that it was not just his conscience or his feeling that were assaulting him, But The Heavy Hand Of God (38:1, 6-8).  No matter who else is hurt, The Principle Offense Of Any Sin Is Always Against God.   You Forgave:  The consequences of David’s sin with Bathsheba remained Despite God’s Forgiveness (2 Samuel 12:13-20).  But at this point, The Greater News Was God’s Forgiveness.  God Had Restored His Relationship With David.

Quest Study Bible – v1,” Blessed,”  Full of joy, happy.  To be Blessed, however, is much more than a feeling, because it is the Result of Having The Right Relationship With God.  v1, “What’s Good About Covering Up Sin?”  We cannot sweep sins under the rug and think everything is fine because their hidden.  When God “Covers” Sins, He Does Away With Them Completely; He Doesn’t Conceal Sins, He Eradicates (Destroys Completely and Puts An End To) Them.  The image of covering sin was linked to the blood of the Sacrifice that covered one’s sin.  When God Saw The Blood, He No Longer Saw The Sin–And Since God Sees Everything, What He Does Not See Does Not Exist.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v1-2, Sin is the cause of our misery; but the True Believers Transgressions of The Divine Law Are All Forgiven, Being Covered With The Atonement.  Christ Bare His (Man’s) Sins, therefore they are not imputed (chargeable) to him.  The Righteousness of Christ Being Reckoned (Accounted For and Given ) To Us, And We Being Made The Righteousness Of God In Him, Our Iniquity Is Not Imputed (Chargeable to us) God Having Laid Upon Him The Iniquity Of Us All, And Made Him A Sin-Offering For Us.  Not To Impute Sin (Make Anyone Chargeable), Is God’s Act, For He Is The Judge.  It Is God That Justifies (Makes Righteous).  Notice the character of him whose sins are pardoned; he is sincere and seeks Sanctification (To Be Made Holy) By The Power Of The Holy Ghost.  He does not profess to repent, with an intention to indulge in sin, Because The Lord Is Ready To Forgive.  He will not abuse The Doctrine  (Scriptural Teachings on Theological Truths) Of  Free Grace.  And To The Man Whose Iniquity Is Forgiven, All Manner Of Blessings Are Promised.

 

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