Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD” (Ps 32:5)
In January, I read about an Austrian bus driver who was praised for his honesty.
He handed in a bag he found on his bus which contained 390,000 euros (over £300,000) in cash.
This represented the entire life savings of a 77-year-old lady, which she had earlier withdrawn.
Thankfully the police managed to trace her.
But what if he had kept the money? Would he have got away with it?
Would he have been able to enjoy it?
Could he live with his conscience? Could he live with the prospect of having to face a God of justice?
Experience has taught me that some lives are like icebergs – i.e. lots of things lie hidden under the surface.
Some try to bury their past, lock it away in some recess in the mind only for the problem to manifest in mental or physical health or relationship issues.
In our text, the Psalmist was guilt ridden, till he confessed to God.
Thankfully the bus driver did the right thing. For those who are miserable due to unconfessed sin, thankfully God pardons sin.
Is there something you need to confess to God and experience freedom?
Pastor Michael Rollo, Larbert Pentecostal Church