What are you Hearing?
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Psalm 51:8
The result of a cleansed heart is a joyful heart. David wanted to hear the noise of joy ringing in his ears instead of condemnation and guilt. David desired to listen to the sound of gladness ringing in his heart instead of shame. David knew he could no longer live in guilt; he wanted freedom. The weight of sin crushed him so significantly that he felt his bones crushing.
Have you ever been in a place where sin weighed so heavily you felt it crushing you? Sin is like a disease that left unattended; it grows and infests the entire body. Sin needs our attention because we need the delight of joy.
Joy lifts us up to see our sin through the eyes of a forgiving Father. When we are pardoned from our offense, joy is the outcome, and the voice of joy becomes louder than the voice of sin. God’s voice speaks his sweet forgiveness in our ears, and we begin to walk in his pardon. Sin produces guilt; reconciliation brings unspeakable joy and happiness. You can hear the voice of gladness; like David, we can be set free from the guilt and pain of our sin.
Today in the Workplace
Joy or Heartache?
Breaktime Bible Study: Joy or Heartache?
- Read Today’s Breaktime
8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Psalm 51:8
3. Answer the Questions
What is David’s desire? What voice did he hear?
What is the loudest voice you are listening too?
What does the voice of sin sound like?
What does the voice of joy and gladness sound like?