Summary of passage: Paul quotes David who says he whom the Lord forgives and counts as righteous is blessed.
6) David sinned against the Lord but he repents and is forgiven.
7) The Lord does not hold our sins against us. He forgives us if we repent. We are forgiven. We all sin but what matters most is accepting the consequences, admitting it, and moving on in God’s way.
8 ) Too many to list (not that you all care anyways–most are mundane). The joy of forgiveness is living in the present moment, not the past. Letting go of all guilt, putting that on Jesus, and accepting his sacrifice for me. Living for now for Him is joy. Being grateful every day for my life and for Christ. Walking deeper with God. Trying harder to be more like Jesus. Praying. Learning. Growing. Sharing. That’s how Christ wants us to express thankfulness for him.
Conclusions: Short passage again. Another pillar of God (David–the man after God’s own heart–1 Samuel 13:14) is justified by God alone as well.
End Notes: David understood that he could not earn righteousness. It is a gift from God. And we are blessed when we are cleansed.