When your bones wax old

The human was not designed for sin. I was told once that it is not human nature to sin. In fact, “It is not human nature to sin, and every time a human sins, he becomes less human.” When I heard that, I was astounded. But if you realize that we were created to have a relationship with our Creator, then the idea is no less than common sense.

In Psalm 32, David says something we don’t usually hear in our English. He says, “my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.” At first, this verse can be a little confusing, but if you read the chapter thoroughly, it becomes clear.

David spoke this when he was keeping silent, and further verses explain that he was keeping silent about his sin. David explains that day and night, God’s hand was upon him, prompting him to confess and forsake his sin. While David kept silent about his sin, his body either felt like, or actually was deteriorating.

David made a good choice. He decided to get rid of that sin and stop holding it inside him. Instantly, David felt better. He begins to speak of all the things that God is to Him. As we know, humans were designed to have a relationship with their Creator. He says that God protects him, and is his hiding place, and gives him songs of deliverance. God delivered David from his sin, and David rejoiced and sang songs of praise to Him.

So here’s the contrast, Sin: Bones rotting and cries of distress ~~~ Righteousness: Praise to God, a relationship with Him, and joy.

Which benefit package would you like to apply for today?

I challenge you, if there is unconfessed sin in your life, make it right, right now. You weren’t designed to sin, in fact, sin is the very thing that destroys you and brings your death. Don’t allow such destruction to reside in your heart. Make a choice to make it right today, and God will forgive you.

In Psalm 32, David gives instruction. He says, “Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near thee.” In short, will you be like the animal who must be punished in order to follow his master’s instruction, or will you willingly follow His words because He knows what’s best?

The psalm finishes with, “Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.” – Psalm 32:11

Choose righteousness and live.


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