The Blessing of Forgiveness

Psalm 32

Forgiven people should be happy people.

1. The Blessing of Forgiveness (v. 1-2)

“For when God once forgives, he forgives forever; he never plays fast and loose, and he never brings to mind again that of which he hath said, ‘I will remember it no more.’ . . . Immutability is stamped upon the patent of our pardon. Until God can change or lie, he never will bring to mind again the sin of that man whom he hath pardoned. ‘Thy sins are forgiven thee: go in peace.’”—Charles Spurgeon

2. A Warning Towards the Unrepentant (v. 3-4)

“Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.”— Proverbs 13:24

3. God’s Response to Repentance (v. 5-8)

“It is a costly thing to repent and so we try to walk at a distance from God. But God says turn around, face me, and walk towards me. When we take repentance seriously, we find great joy in communing with God that far outweighs the cost of sacrificing our selfishness and sin.”— JI Packer

“David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the Lord.’ And Nathan said to David, ‘The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die.’”— 2 Samuel 12:13

4. The Sorrow of Sinners and the Blessing of Trusting the Lord. (v. 9-11)


6 C’s of Application
1. Concealment
2. Conviction
3. Confession
4. Crucifixion
5. Community
6. Consummation