Steve DeNeff - Psalm 32. The desire for innocence is a primal instinct. Just as we seem inclined to do what is wrong, we are inclined to cover it up (v.1), to “keep silent” (v.3) until we can stand it no more (v.4). Then we admit to our sin and discover that our innocence lies, not away from guilt, but through it… on the other side of it (v.5). With new confidence and enthusiasm we cling to God who does even more than we ask for, who not only covers our sin (v.1) but surrounds us with songs of deliverance (v.7). At the end of our innocence is the beginning of God’s unfailing love (v.10).
July 14, 2019