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Guilt: an awareness of having done wrong or committed a crime, accompanied by feelings of shame and regret; the fact of having committed a crime or done wrong

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  • Psalm 32:3-4 (NIV) 3 When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Selah Galatians 6:7 (NIV) Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
  • 2 Samuel 12 Nathan Rebukes David   1 The LORD sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, "There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. 2 The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, 3 but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.  4 "Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him." 5 David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, "As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die! 6 He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity." 7 Then Nathan said to David, "You are the man! This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.
  • Psalm 51:1-4 (NIV) 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.  2Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. 4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.
  • Psalm 51:2 (NIV)  Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:7-13 (NIV) 7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. 9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you. Psalm 32:1-2 (NIV) 1 Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.  2 Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.
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    1. 1. That Guilty FeelingPsalm 32; Psalm 51
    2. 2. That Guilty Feeling• Psalm 32:1-2 (NIV) 1Blessed is he whosetransgressions are forgiven, whose sins arecovered. 2Blessed is the man whose sin theLORD does not count against him and in whosespirit is no deceit.• Psalm 51:1-2 (NIV) 1Have mercy on me, OGod, according to your unfailing love;according to your great compassion blot out mytransgressions. 2Wash away all my iniquityand cleanse me from my sin.
    3. 3. That Guilty FeelingGuilt is a thief. It robs a person of their celebratory past,present, and potential future. You could be judgedsuccessful by many external criteria yet the internalparasite of guilt continues to eat way any substances ofsatisfaction. There are times when our conscious willprovide a hint of guilt as a catalyst for reconciliation orrecovery, but guilt is not meant to be a lastingpsychological partner. Guilt and sin are not meant to bepartners but they will partner unless we understand anduse the key to overcoming that guilt feeling.
    4. 4. That Guilty FeelingGuilt: an awareness of having done wrongor committed a crime, accompanied byfeelings of shame and regret; the fact ofhaving committed a crime or done wrong
    5. 5. That Guilty FeelingThe Agony of Guilt – Psalm 32• Silence – Psalm 32:3; Psalm 66:18 (NIV) If Ihad cherished sin in my heart, the Lord wouldnot have listened;• Sorrow – Psalm 32:4• Secrecy – 1 John 1:8 (NIV) If we claim to bewithout sin, we deceive ourselves and the truthis not in us.
    6. 6. That Guilty FeelingThe Accusation of Guilt – 2 Samuel 12:1-7• God uses Stories• God uses Scenarios• God uses Situations
    7. 7. That Guilty FeelingThe Admission of Guilt – Psalm 51• David Accepts Full Responsibility for His Sin – Psalm51:1-4• David Acknowledges the Sinfulness of Sin – Psalm 32:5(NIV) Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did notcover up my iniquity. I said, "I will confess mytransgressions to the LORD "—and you forgave theguilt of my sin. Selah• David Addresses His Confession to God – Psalm 51:4
    8. 8. That Guilty FeelingThe Answer to Guilt – Psalm 51:7-13• Remove the Sin – Psalm 31:2,7, 9• Restore the Joy – Psalm 51:8, 12• Renew the Fellowship – Psalm 51:11• Refocus on the Future – Psalm 51:12-13;Psalm 32:1-2
    9. 9. That Guilty FeelingRomans 3:23-26 (NIV) 23for all have sinned andfall short of the glory of God, 24and are justifiedfreely by his grace through the redemption thatcame by Christ Jesus. 25God presented him as asacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.He did this to demonstrate his justice, because inhis forbearance he had left the sins committedbeforehand unpunished— 26he did it todemonstrate his justice at the present time, so asto be just and the one who justifies those whohave faith in Jesus.