Psalms 32, 51, 86, 122

Psalms 32, 51, 86, 122

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As you read these Psalms, remember each of these were written by David after his affair with Bathsheba, his murder of Uriah, his encounter with Nathan, and his confession before The Lord. David pours himself out before The Lord, recognizing himself as a sinner, asking for God’s forgiveness, and eternal love. These Psalms serve to remind us that no matter what we have done God WANTS to forgive us for any and all of our sins. David did not have Jesus Christ, but today we do. WE have the honor of knowing Jesus personally and not having to have a priest stand in the gap on our behalf. Once we know Jesus…we can speak to Him and pray to HIM any time we would like….anytime.

Psalm 32 and 51 were written together. These are Penitential Psalms just as Psalm 6 was. A Penitential Psalm is to be said to confess and repent from the sins in our life. Psalm 32 was clearly written as a prayer when David was confessing his sins regarding Bathsheba and Uriah. The word “Selah,” although a musical term has a similar meaning to Amen, and means to pause, reflect, think about it.

There are many verses in Psalm 32 that blessed me. However when I read verse 10: “Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts HIM.” This reminds me that our “Abba Father” is surrounding us with his arms of unfailing love!!

In Psalm 51 I LOVE the reminder of verse 6: “YET YOU desired faithfulness even in the WOMB; YOU taught me wisdom in that secret place.” EVEN though God knew we would be sinners from the beginning… HE TAUGHT US WISDOM in THAT SECRET PLACE!!!

And then in verse 10, David asks God: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

Psalm 86— David is in the deepest sorrow of his life, everything around him feels heavy. Think of your worst possible situation. David knows he has sinned greatly against God and he also knows the consequences will be severe and in the midst of this he says:

But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

God could do anything He wants. He could have struck him down on the spot, and he didn’t. He FORGAVE him immediately upon his confession. Not with a condition or contingency, he just Forgives.

Psalm 122 — This is a Psalm of ascent (to be said as they ascended the steps to the Temple, a glorious time of rejoicing for them.) What Jerusalem and the Temple was to the Jews; the Church is to the Christian. Look how many times this Psalm encourages us to PRAY and what it encourages us to pray about….

May there be peace within your walls
and security within your citadels.”
Sharing HIS deep abiding love


4 responses

  1. Thank you for reminding me that the Psalms are heartfelt conversation with God! And a good example for me to use as I talk to him every day!!

    1. I am so joyful that God is blessing you … thank you for letting me know.

  2. I sinned in a major way. I found it hard to reconcile my salvation with my action. As a Christian, how could I have done such a thing. Was I really saved? I felt like it was easier for the non-Christian than for me. The church is much more accepting of a non-believers sin and repentance than one of our own. But God is faithful and has a plan for each of us. He is my refuge and my strength. God is loving, gracious and full of mercy.

    1. Rusty, I hope you receive this. Please forgive my delay in responding. I started the blog in 2013, had some major health issues hit me hard and have ended up with chronic issues. Unfortunately I did not get to finish the blog. And am just now trying to respond to people, again I ask for your forgiveness. As Christians, it is often VERY hard for us to comprehend the depth of God’s pure AGAPE love for us. When He says He forgives us… He forgives and lets it go when we ask for forgiveness and repent. However, it is much harder for us to forgive ourselves. BUT the good news is that God’s Word is alive and TRUE. Scripture says FAITH comes by hearing and hearing the WORD of God. It is our FAITH and BELIEF in HIM and HIS Word that is at work in us. Romans 12:1-2 states do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by HIS word and renewing your mind with HIS Word. We are also told in scripture that the weapons of our warfare are not carnial but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds and casting down imaginations. Please don’t let the enemy rob you of peace, comfort, joy that God gives us. We are ALL sinners and NO sin is worse that any other in God’s eyes. In human eyes, we somehow think we are the judge of what is “worse”. But… that is NOT how God sees sin. Sin is ANYTHING that separates us from the love of God….. ANYTHING. It sounds as if you have repented of you sin, now just SOAK in the Word of God. Fill your heart and your mind and your spirit with HIM so you naturally fall upon HIS Word, rather than on doubt and fear. YES>>> if you gave your heart to Jesus and BELIEVE HE is the son of God incarnate, lived, was tortured, crucified, died, and ROSE from the dead…the YOU ARE SAVED. NO ONE can take that away from you….not even YOU!!! NO one is perfect. There is ONLY ONE perfect man and that was Jesus Christ. We all fall short. Again, don’t let the enemy rob you of your peace, comfort, joy (from God). He is the thief and wants you to believe you were never saved….and he (the enemy) wants you to believe the lies b/c he is the author of lies!!! Be strong and courageous…for the Lord your God IS with YOU!!!

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