Psalm 32:1-2 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
When we become saved, Jesus comes to live inside of us according to Revelation 3:20. So in a very real way, that makes our lives and our hearts His house. And we need to make a habit of keeping His house clean.
Every day we must openly and honestly examine our lives and hearts. We have to make a habit of looking back daily at the things we do as well as the way we do them and the reasons we do them before the Lord. Because we have to confess our sins and receive forgiveness. We have to be honest with HIM about the defects of our character and personality. Because we have to confess and receive His forgiveness.
Please don’t make a mistake about this. Sinful actions and a sinful condition are what created the problem of separation between us and God in the first place. (Isaiah 59:2) The only solution is either death, or forgiveness through the death of Christ. (Ephesians 1:3-7). Now, in God’s Word, there is a very specific promise to those who live: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9
And THAT is a good reason to be happy. Here is a really good way to read the focus verses:
“You are blessed. You should have real Joy because you get a new start. The record of your sin and your sinful habits has been erased. Count yourself lucky and happy and blessed because God holds nothing against you. And you don’t have to hold anything back from Him, or hide anything from Him, or try to deceive Him in any way.” –Psalm 32:1-2
Thank you so much, my God and My Savior. I’m nothing without you. Thank you for coming into my heart and life and beginning a new life in me. I’ll do my best to keep your house clean. It’s a bigger responsibility than I can handle on my own. I’m going to need you. I’m so Happy that your grace is perfect because I’m not. But now I’m ready to follow you to my inheritance.
in Jesus’ name, AMEN.