Honest to God about the Relief of Repentance

Series: Honest To God - Psalms For These Times

Honest to God about the Relief of Repentance

May 23, 2020 | Perry Kallis

Passage: Psalm 32:1-11

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout; Down came the rain and washed the spider out; out came the sun and dried up all the rain and the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again. The take-away lesson from this poem is: spiders are persistent. It’s been said that if you want to get rid of cobwebs, you have to kill the spiders. Confession is when we recognize the cobwebs of sin, but repentance is like killing the spider by turning from it. This week we will look at Psalm 32 where David warns us of the persistence of sin, but also the hope and sweet relief of confession, repentance, and God’s forgiveness. All of us must find a way to deal with the persistence of sin, and the only true solution is God’s grace. Let’s celebrate that together.

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