Psalm 32


What makes you most happy? You got it in your mind? Good. Now, let me ask you some questions about this source of greatest happiness: Is it deep or superficial? Is it permanent or temporary? Is it holy or sinful? Is it helpful or harmful?  Is it free or expensive? Is it available or often unavailable? Is it shared others or selfish?

I’m going to guess that your greatest happiness mainly ticked the second of all these alternatives. It’s superficial, temporary, sinful, harmful, expensive, unavailable, and selfish. How would you like a happiness that ticks all the other boxes? A happiness that is deep, permanent, holy, helpful, free, available, and shared with others? We find it in Psalm 32 where David tells us that the greatest happiness is forgiveness through confession.