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Psalm 32 will forever be recorded in Heaven as a song about the day David’s soul was set free from the prison-house of guilt and anguish over his un-confessed and un-forsaken sin.
As we open to this Psalm, imagine with me the events surrounding the day that David was finally set free from his emotional bondage. Here are his words that overflowed from the depths of his soul:
1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
The Day David Was Set Free
One day the generals of King David’s cabinet made their way to the palace, winding their way up those cobbled streets to the palace, just as they did each morning.
Arriving at the huge stone citadel they expected to be dismissed again by the frustrated and depressed King of Israel. His chambers were usually shuttered and silent, unlike the old days when he was up at the dawn; but before they could get any further—the sound of the sweet songs of David stunned them. One by one with incredulous faces they looked at each other and then up.
The sweet psalmist of Israel, perched on the steps of his throne, harp in hand, his face tilted reverently upward, the tears streaming down his face.
David’s Song Had Returned
He was back. The real David was back, and so was his song.
Like a spring gushing up in a parched desert, the generals dropped to the floor to drink from the river of worship again flowing from David’s heart.
Like the days of old their hearts began to burn again with adoring love to God.
Work was set aside, worship was their passion. Soon workers, servants, aides, guests, nobles, all took their places in the court of God’s anointed king.
God has told us that when He lives within us by His Spirit—some outward evidence will begin to be seen. Paul describes one of those pieces of evidence twice in his epistles to the church. One of those pieces of evidence of God within is mentioned in both Ephesians 5 and Colossians 3. Remember what Paul said? Please open there to:
Ephesians 5:19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, NKJV
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. NKJV
Wonderful as the Spirit flowing through us may be, when grieved or quenched—the spring of our soul and the song that results, dries up.