King David sinned with Bathsheba—and, to make matters worse, he hid his wrongdoing. His wounded conscience, though, was toppling under the weight of his misdeeds. Psalm 32 depicts the transformation within David as he moved from silence to acknowledgment and confession. As Alistair Begg points out, sometimes our own consciences may need to be wounded to be brought to wholeness so that, like David, we no longer try to hide from God. Instead, He becomes our hiding place.
5I 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
6Therefore 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.
7You are a hiding place for me;
you preserve me from trouble;
you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah
Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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