Bethany Independent Presbyterian Church


“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven” Psalm 32

“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven” Psalm 32


1. Sin will always be the bane of our life

2. Sin must be dealt with

3. God’s Answer to the problem of Sin



1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered.

2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.

3 When I kept silent, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long.

4 For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Psalm 32:1-4

1. The Blessing of Sin dealt with

a) Forgiveness given

b) Sin is covered

c) No iniquity imputed

2. The Problem of Sin not dealt with

a) The bones grow old

b) Groaning all day long

c) God’s hand lies heavily upon the individual



5 I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden.

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,”

And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

6 For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You in a time when You may be found;

Surely in a flood of great waters they shall not come near him. Psalm 32:5-6

1. Sin is acknowledged and confessed

2. Iniquity is not hidden

3. Forgiveness is readily extended

4. Encouragement to turn to God

a) Sincerely

b) Swiftly



7 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble;

You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7

1. God is our Hiding Place

2. He will preserve us

3. He will surround us with joyous songs of deliverance



8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

9 Do not be like the horse or like the mule, Which have no understanding,

Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, Else they will not come near you. Psalm 32:8-9

1. He will instruct

2. He will teach

3. He will guide

4. A firm word of admonition

a) Not to be like a horse

b) Or to a mule



10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him.

11 Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart! Psalm 32:10-11

1. The unrepentant wicked they will always have sorrow

2. The Upright in heart

a) They are to be glad in the LORD

b) To rejoice in Him

3. The Challenge

a) To choose wisely

b) To choose the way of the LORD