PSALMS CHAPTER 32
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The purpose of the observation stage is to maintain focus on the text at hand within the normative rules of language, context and logic .which largely limits the observer to the content offered by passage at hand. Other passages must have a relationship with the context at hand, such as a Scriptural quotation or reference in the passage at hand. This will serve to avoid going on unnecessary tangents elsewhere; and more importantly, it will provide the framework for a proper and objective comparison with passages located elsewhere in Scripture.
Remember that something elsewhere may be true, but in the text at hand it may not be in view.
I) [Ps 32:1-5 NAS]:
A) THE THREE NOUNS IN PSALMS 32:1-2 RENDERED TRANSGRESSION, SIN AND INIQUITY COVER EVERY KIND OF SINFUL EXPRESSION OF MANKIND
1) "pesha' "= "transgression"
a) [Paul, Romans 4:7]:
2) "hata' " = "sin"
3) "'awon" = "iniquity"
a) [Paul, Romans 4:8]:
B) COMPLETE AND ABSOLUTE FORGIVENESS OF A BELIEVER AT A PARTICULAR TIME OF PARTICULAR SINS CONFESSED IS IN VIEW
1) "nasa' " = "are forgiven"
2) "kasa" = "is covered"
3) "hashab" = "imputed"
C) WHEN THERE IS NO DECEIT IN ONE'S HUMAN SPIRIT RELATIVE TO NOT HIDING ONE'S CURRENT SINS BEFORE GOD, (I.E., THERE IS CONFESSION OF KNOWN SINS TO GOD) THEN THERE IS COMPLETE AND ABSOLUTE FORGIVENESS OF ALL SINS, INIQUITIES AND TRANSGRESSIONS AND RESTORATION OF EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL BLESSINGS - FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD
D) VERSES 1 AND 2 REFLECT ON HOW BLESSED IS THE FORGIVENESS OF ONES SINS BEFORE GOD IN WHOSE [HUMAN] SPIRIT THERE IS NO DECEIT RELATIVE TO SINS COMMITTED DURING A PARTICULAR TIME; I.E., ONES SINS ARE ACKNOWLEDGED/ CONFESSED TO GOD BY A BELIEVER
1) [Compare 2 Sam 23:5]:
E) TEMPORAL FORGIVENESS OF A BELIEVER INCLUDES BEING BLESSED WITH AN EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELL BEING - A PART OF THE BELIEVER'S RESTORATION OF DAILY FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD WHICH OCCURS WHEN HE CONFESSES HIS SINS TO GOD. THE RECEPTION OF ETERNAL LIFE IS NOT IN VIEW IN PSALMS 32