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fNTERNATIONAL LESSON TOM
MENTS FOR OOTOBEM" A.
Subject: The Joy of Forgiveness, Ps.
32--Golden Text, PS.82: 1--Con.
nit Verses 1, 2--ReAd Ps.51 and
Rom. Chs. 4, 5-Commefntary,
TIME.-1034 B. C. PLACE.
EXPOSITION.-I. The 3le"sed.
ness of Sin Covered by God, 1, 2.
This is a didactic psalm (title, mar
gin). David is beyond question the
author of it (Rom. 4:6-8). He bad
known in his royal position all world
ly joys, but the highest joy that he
had found was that of transeresslon
forgiven and sin covered. This ioy
is open to every one (Acts 10:43).
If there was forgiveness for one who
had sinned so grievously is David we
may conclude that theV'e' is forgive
ness for all. The Psalmist multiplies
*ords for sin. "transgression" means
rebellion. "Sin," missing the mark
(cf. Rom. 3:23). "Iniquity." crook
edness, or curvature. To "forgive"
means literally to take away (cf. Jno.
1:29; Ps. 103:12). God "covers"
sin (cf. Ps. 85:2). He covers sin
from view. He covers it with the
blood of Christ (Le. 17:11). When
God covers sin no man nor devil can
uncover it. God does not impute or
reckon to the impenitent sinner his
1I. The Misery of Sin Covered l
Self, 3, 4. In the first verse we see
God covering sin; in the third and
fourth the sinner covering his own
-sin. The former is supreme blessed
ness, the latter supreme misery. The
sinner seeks to cover his sin from
God (cf. Gen. 3:7. 8). This no sinner
'has ever succeeded in doing. (Prov.
28:13). David sought to keep si
len , but only succeeded in "roaring
-all e day long." His lips kept si
lence but his bones roared. He tried
to escape God's hand by keeping si
lence, but day and night God's hand
was.heavy upon him. There is noth
ing that man can do more foolish
than to refuse to confess his sin unto
God. These days of unconfessed sin
were days of great cruelty on David's
part (2 Sam. 12:31).
III. Sin Uncovered to God and
Covered Up by God. 5. David did at
last with his sin what he ought to
-have doue first. God's heavy hand
bad accomplished its loving purpose.
'David acknowledged his sin to the
Tight person, to God. He stopped
Covering ("hid" is the same Hebrew
word as "covered" in v. 1) his sin.
When he stopned covering his sin
himself then God covered it for him.
It was a good thing that David said
in v. 6. To "confess" does not mean
neraly "to own up," but to "point
out." or "fully declare." The trouble
with.much that is called confession is
that it is not full and frank and free.
'The result of this confession was that
God forgave the iniquity of his sin.
That will always be the result of full.
hearty confossion unto the Lord (1
Jno. 1:9: Job 33:27, 28; Lu. 1:;:20
23). A hearty confession of sin is al
ways accompanied by a thorough
turning away from sin (Prov 28:13;
TV. Forgiven Sinner Himself Cov
ered, 6, 7. The word "godly" (in v.
6) means "a recipient of grace." Be
cause of God's forgiveness of con
fessed sin every recipient of God's
grace prays unto Him in a time when
He may be found (or "in the time of
finding out sin"-see marg. A. V. and
R. V.). There is a time when God
cannot he found (Ta. 65:6; Prey.
1:24-2R; Lu. 13:24-28; 19:42-44).
The time when He may be found is
now (2 Cor. 6:2). The result of
praying to Him in a time when He
may be foutnd will he that "when the
great waters overflow they shall not
reach unto him." The reason why
they shall not reach unto him is be
cause God Himself is .his hiding
V. The Forgiven Sinner Kept From
Further Wandering, 8, 9. It is not
enoug' that our past going wrong
be forgiven, we need to be gilided in
the right wsv for the future. God
promised to thus "instruct," "teach"?
and "guide" David for the future
(and every other forgiven sinner as
well). Some make D)avld himself the
speaker in v. 8, but it is better to take
the words as God's response to
David. The change of speakers is in
-dicatedl by the sign "Selah."~ This is
*a most p)recious promise. The only
war' we shall ever know the way in
which we should go is when God in.
structs and teaches us in it. God
counsels us by a glance cf His eye
(see R. V.). If we are to be guided
by a glance of His eye, we must keep
near Him, so as to catch His glance.
God a instruction and teaching come
through His Word and Spirit (Ps.
119:105; Jne. 16:13). Even the for
given sinner is quite likely to act like
"the horse" or "the mulle." Such
cannot be guided by God's eye. Still
He 'does not give them up. lHe holds
them with "hit and bridle."~
.VI. The Misery of the Wlckted, the
B~lessedn~ess of the Man of Faithm, 10,
'11. Verse 10 states the conclusion of
-the whole matter. Two persons are
.pt i,n contragt, the wicked' and he
that "trusted in the Lord." The only
righteousness that God recognizes,
even in the 0. T.. is the righteousn ss
of Fa~ith (Cf. Phil. 8:9).- To the
wicked shall be "many sorrows" (of.
Ro. 2:8, 9); to the one that trusteth
in the Lord, mercy ound about himi
-on every side. :That is a safe wall.
Our duty theh it to "be g1Ad in the
Lord. This is ,4s mainch,a e iniap
-. 4 h e3 on n t o4 t al(4
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A Thought For Today.
Above all, that I may not be a cow
ard. That I may have courake-cour
age to be unmoved by the uncertain
ties of life, and without dread of loss,
whether of- friends, of health, or ox
fortune. That I may come with a firm
and tranquil mind to the work of this
day, fearing nothing-ready to beet
bravely failure or deprivation.
That I -nlay bring to the day's ef
forts, good hurpor and cheerful regard
for all with whom I may come into
That I may be diligent in the per
formance of duties and cheerful in
manner. That I may be earnest in
pursuit of the right. .
That I may stand with open mind
ready to receive the Truth in small
affairs and in large-whether in learn
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ceiving that philosophy necessary to a
brave, tranquil, well-poised, well-har
monized life.-John Brisben Walker,
Every miller draws the water to
his own mill.-German.
Charity to yourself doesn't make
up for severity to others.
A good deal of nrve is to be
chosen rather than great riches.
If there is a difference between a
good thing and an easy mark it takes
his wife to point it out.
Absence. iakes the breakfast table
more alluding and the home bed seem
a heap softer.
If you have not seen a girl Tor a
year or more, you don 't know
whether to describe her to an inter
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You may retire an old horse after
long service without its costing much,
but it is another thing to retire an
There are people who will take
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to take offense.
Color nore goods brighter and faster colors. wt)l
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The Old Standard GROVE'S
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is simply Quinine and Iron in a
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doe aied -hi and-told us that
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pot4 Her poor body *as a mass of sorqe
fron, seratching and she was ndt able to
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fier for 1even weeks but .we could see jtl4
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=utr-oap and a' bottle of Outicara
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8hslpt better that night and the next
day ;-got a box of Cuticura Ointment. lu
five- weeks this young woman was able to
look for a position, and she is now strong
iad tvell. JAuri Jane Bates, 8 ifth
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. The campaign begins when the
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ig Cardui. The first bot
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