Friday, March 18, 2016

Healing the Body Through Confession 1

In Psalm 32 we can see how God's Spirit guided David to write with deep understanding of the interconnectedness of human beings. The Psalm has a keen balance of theological and physiological understanding. He indicates great insight into the ways all humans are inextricably connected body, soul and spirit. He gives a clear call to keep each in the best condition. The health of the whole is connected to the health of each portion.

The Psalm focuses on how sin impacts all human dimensions. The Spirit gives the author a unique insight into exactly what sin is. To some, sin is rebellion and David agrees. To others sin is a bondage of disease and David agrees. To many sin is an offense that demands justice and a penalty. It is guilt. Finally, for most in ancient Israel sin was a loss of membership in God's chosen family, and again, David agrees. 

See if you can find his agreement with all four dimensions in these first two verses. 

A Psalm of David. A Maskil

 32 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
    whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity,
    and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

How did you do? List them below:

Was it too easy? 

Gary Sweeten

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