Psalm 32 King James Version (KJV)
32 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
What a wonderful promise we find to those who are found righteous before God. Righteousness is a gift of God given to those who have faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ, bearing our sin so that we could be found in right standing with God.
The blessing of God to those who are free from sin is no small deal! The life that is free from condemnation, the revelation of who you are, what you have and what you can do in Christ, living in freedom from life controlling addictions and living a life with provisions of God for every area of your life, is all provided in our salvation.
So I ask the question to myself, why do I sometimes seem to come up short in living this blessed life that has been given to me in salvation?
Well in this scripture is hidden an important truth that reveals a secret of walking in the blessings of God.
“And in whose spirit is no guile.”
Guile is a strange word that is rarely used in our vernacular in this day, but it simply means that there is no deceit or duplicity. Deceit is actually the act or practice of deceiving; concealment or distortion of the truth for the purpose of misleading; duplicity; fraud; cheating:
I believe that most sincere believers do not set out to lie, to cheat or mislead people, however I have found that there are times when I will stretch the truth to make my story, or people’s perception of me more impressive or more colorfully interesting.
Whether we like it or not, our white lies of stretching the truth is a form a pride and therefore a hurdle that hinders the blessing of God flowing into our lives. God loves us and has made abundant provision of blessing to us through Jesus, but our deceit is a blessing stopper.
Thank God for His mercies and His unfailing love, but we must continually examine our motives when communicating about ourselves to others. We need to identify when our motive is to try to impress or inflate other’s perception of us to the point that we would replace truth with a lie.