This psalm is a celebration. David was thrilled because He had squared his accounts with God. David had committed some pretty serious sin. It took the prophet Nathan to confront the king for David to finally admit his sin and repent.
After that, he took back his kingdom and served God and Israel for many years. The difference between David and Saul, David’s predecessor, was that Saul had too much pride and independence to repent when he sinned against God.
Romans 3:23 states, “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” God knew that inevitability. What many have failed to realize is that God’s desire to have a relationship with us has reached back to the beginning. Christ’s sacrifice, “the gift of God” was our final redemption, but God always had a desire to forgive and restore. When men’s hearts were turned to the Lord, He accepted their hearts and provided a chance to continue to walk with Him. Romans 6:23
Today we need only ask Christ into our lives to receive that salvation. Still, even as redeemed children of God, we need to confess our sin and keep our accounts up to date. Failure to do so builds a wall between us and the Lord.
It is silly really. God knows everything we do. He does not miss our sin. We confess for our benefit. admitting we are not perfect or in control. “When we confess our sin, God is faithful and just to forgive our sin and cleanse us of all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9
That was the joy that David was proclaiming, and it is the joy we can also experience by simply burying our pride and admitting our sin. Then and only then we will be blessed.
God Bless You
Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit, there is no deceit.
3 For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up[b] as by the heat of summer. Selah
5 I acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
6 Therefore let everyone who is godly
offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;
surely in the rush of great waters,
they shall not reach him.
7 You are a hiding place for me;
you preserve me from trouble;
you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
9 Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with bit and bridle,
or it will not stay near you.
10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.
11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous,
and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!