Many are the sorrows of the wicked; But he who trusts in the LORD, lovingkindness shall surround him. Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones; And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart." Psalms 32:10

 

Many sorrows will be to the person who refuses to confess. The word translated wicked, can be used to denote guilt. The repentant one (righteous one) will be surrounded with God's lovingkindness. In this context, it fits that the reference is the guilty person who refuses to confess his sin. David said he would be surrounded with songs of deliverance and here he uses the same word to describe the lovingkindness that will surround the righteous. Being forgiven and having righteousness imputed is reason to praise God. As Paul makes clear in Romans 4, a person is justified by faith.

 

 

Thank you, God for the opportunity for us to repent and for your lovingkindness to us. Amen

Finn McCarthy, St. Paul’s Youth

 

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