Speaker(s): Thomas Schaller
Sermon 12330
11:00 AM on 7/3/2022

P. Schaller –

Hey! Praise the Lord! Amen. Praise God! Just join me in a worship moment and we just give the, just thank you
Jesus so much for your love (prayer). Maybe you have sinned in the last day or week or month
or whatever it might be. So, when you come, you are open to God and you confess your sin to
God and he washes you clean. Immediately. This is like restoration. This happens to all

You confess to him what your sin is, what it is and what does he do with it? You can talk back to
me? What does he do with it? Okay. Turn to your neighbor. I don’t think you’re feeling too
good. You’re not doing good at all. Turn to your neighbor and just say, could you pick up your
game! Go ahead. Turn to your neighbor and just say, praise the Lord!

Turn to 1 John 1:9. I don’t know how much you know this verse. This is an incredible verse, 1:9.
Cleanse us from? [All]. Thank you for doing that! All! What does it mean “all unrighteousness?”
Listen to me. There are things that I know that I have done that are wrong and then there are
things that I don’t know. There are sins that I have committed that I do not know that I have
sinned. Those are unknown. They are unknown sins. What could it be? An attitude. I don’t
know it. I have sinned but then, then what about maybe the Lord wanted me to visit somebody
yesterday. We did visit somebody but maybe the Lord wanted me to do more or he wanted me
to give someone $10 and I didn’t do it. It’s the sin of omission.

There’s sins of commission. There’s sins of omission. There are things that I haven’t done that I should have done, and then there are things that you have done that you shouldn’t have done. Did I say that right? Things
that I haven’t done that I should have, that I did do and shouldn’t have. Right? Romans 7.
Are we sinners? Yes. What do we do with our sin? We confess it. Only what is known. You can’t
confess the unknown. You can confess what you know, what you know you confess that and
then he cleanses you from all unrighteousness. Do you know what that means?

Okay, then go to Hosea. This is a short word for us. Look at Hosea 4:17. Billy Graham said this is
the saddest verse in the Bible, Hosea 4:17. What does the word “Ephraim” mean? It’s the name
of a tribe in Israel. There were twelve tribes. Ephraim was one of them. We could say it was the
worst one. They were all bad but this was a proud, arrogant tribe and God calls Israel by this
name. It’s a derogatory name, Ephraim. If you follow the word “Ephraim through the book of
Hosea, it is repeated many times, maybe 20 times. Ephraim. Ephraim is vs. 17, joined to idols.
Let him alone. Let him be. He’s joined to idols. Leave him in his sin. Leave him in his deception.
Leave him in that state. Leave him alone. This is a sad story.

People live in sin. Leave them alone in their sin. Let the blind lead the blind. They both will fall
in a ditch. Leave him alone. That’s one statement here in Hosea that is noteworthy. Something
to think about. Why don’t you say it to your neighbor for a moment? Ephraim. You can
memorize the verse. It’s easy to remember. “Ephraim is joined to idols. Let him alone.” Okay. Go ahead. That’s right. Repeat it with your mouth. You say I don’t feel like talking. Well, change
your attitude and talk. Vs. 17. Go ahead. Say it a few times. “Ephraim is joined to idols; let him
alone.” The guys an alcoholic. Let him alone. He made his bed. Let him live in it. The guy is
rebellious. Let him go. Let him be in that. He’s a Pharisee.

Let him live in his legalism. Let his arrogance eat him up. Let him alone. Let him be. That’s one statement. I think you got it. You got that point, right? Ephraim is joined to idols. Let him alone. He will suffer. Let him be.
You know that your pornography, your idolatry, your unbelief – all of us. I’m talking to myself.
Do you know what our sin does to us? It really wrecks us. Why is there fear? Why is there guilt?
Why is there anxiety? Why are there panic attacks? I was on the phone with a brother in
another country yesterday and he said that the pastor – not from our church but from a
denomination – he finished because before he spoke, he had panic attacks, so he couldn’t
preach anymore cause he had panic attacks. Why? Where does a panic attack come from?
Why? Why do people suffer like this? Why is there fear? Why is there anxiety? Why do people
have panic attacks? What’s happening with our minds and our hearts? What’s our problem? So
that’s our subject for today.

We’ll look at it a little later. This is a warm up. Last part is this one. This is so beautiful. It’s Hosea 11:8. “Oh how shall I give thee up, Ephraim?” How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? You could cry with those words. Do you know who God is?
God is holy and righteous. That’s – he’s joined to idols. Leave him alone. Let him do his thing.
Then he says like a father, how shall I give thee up, Oh Ephraim? I can’t. I can’t let you go. I
want you. I want you. I love you. I give my Son for you. I cannot forsake you. I see you suffer.
He’s tough. God is real. God is righteous. God is holy. God is true. And then God is kind. God is
merciful. God is forgiving.

Then he says I cannot lose you. I will not give you up. That’s why God had Hosea marry a
prostitute. And to be honest in the things that I read about it, Hosea didn’t always know what
children he had with her cause she’s sleeping around. And then he’s like, he’s like, Hosea’s like
I’m finished. God is saying, no. Go back to her. Go back to your wife. Go back to her cause this is
like God. My heart is broken but I cannot, I cannot lose you.

How does it say here? How shall I give you up, Ephraim? This understanding of God is at the
very heart of our life, our new life, you see, because the world has it wrong both ways. Follow it
with me. The world has God wrong either this way. God is so tough, so hard. I really want to
stay away from him. He’s dangerous. He’s tough. He’s judgmental. I can’t handle it. They got
that idea. I don’t want it. I don’t want religion. I don’t want the Bible. I don’t want God. I don’t
want to hear about it. Thank you very much. I can’t handle that. They stay away from God. They
are wrong. They are wrong. They need God. They suffer because they don’t have God. They are
wrong. Their concept of God is not right. Their concept of God. They don’t know who he is.
They don’t know how much he loves them.

They don’t know what he says, what he thinks, how true he is, how holy he is, and they actually need that holiness in their life by being born again, being born of the Spirit. They need God.
So, they are wrong to go away from him and then they’re wrong this way. They’re saying “God
is love.” Isn’t that this crazy culture we have about love. Love is love. Love and [sounds of
kisses]. Love. Love. It's like yuck. That’s love? Is that sentimental? Can I build my life on it? If this
love was so great, why don’t marriages stay together? If this love was so great, then why aren’t
neighborhoods loving and caring about each other? If this love is reality, then why are you
throwing out terms to divide?

Do you know that the secular world is so self- righteous. They are so self-righteous. They will
judge you. They judge you day and night. They are self- righteous actually. They’re more like
this concept that they are afraid of is actually the way they are. Bear with me but I believe I’m
saying something very profound.

The global warming issue. Is the planet warming us? Yes. Is it because of fossil fuels? I don’t
know that. Nobody really knows that. Is that the reason? Maybe it is. Maybe it isn’t. We are
saving the planet. Really? I don’t know that I could trust that you could save the planet cause I
don’t think pride, sin, arrogance, unbelief, fear, shame, accusation is the way to save the planet.
I don’t really see that happening. The love you are talking about – you’re talking about love way
out there but when it comes to love right here close to your shoulder, you don’t do a good job
at it. You love the people way across the world but can you love your wife? Can you forgive
your neighbor?

Are you telling me I’m a racist day and night? Day and night. Day and night I’m a racist. Oh,
really? Are you judging? I’m looking for love. Let us love each other. There’s an error about God
being love and then there is an error about God being so righteous you can hardly lift up your
head. So, what does God do? He says Ephraim, how can I let you alone? How can I leave you?
How can I give you up? On one hand, I say Ephraim is joined to idols. Let him alone. That’s true.
On the other hand, I can’t leave you, Ephraim.

This is like Jesus. Jesus is saying I’m going to hold you responsible but I’m going to die for you so
you can be born again and be a new creation and know me and walk with me. You will be
satisfied. You will be filled. You will be satisfied. You will know me as a loving, kind, wise, true,
righteous God. Okay. So that’s an introduction for today.

Can you stand with me, please. Turn to your neighbor and say, nice to see you this morning.
May God bless your morning. Okay. You may be seated. Turn to Psalm 32. I think the world is
starving for grace. They’re starving for forgiveness. It is not that common. I think people looking
for justice is the note of our culture and our day where people want justice. They talk about it in different ways. They want fairness. They want justice. That’s very easy, actually real, important,
not easy but it’s an important part of life.
But then there is something more than justice as we said at the beginning. Ephraim is joined to
idols. Let him alone. It’s like God saying he picks, he chooses his bed and he’s going to sleep in
it. He’s going to reap what he sows. He makes his decisions and he’ll suffer the consequences.
How much of that is in us? Well, let him suffer the consequences. I don’t really care about him.
This is very common.

What the world really wants is something better than that. We want to hear about grace. We
want to know about forgiveness. We want to know about love. We actually want love and God
is love. God is the way, the truth and the life. One fascinating message in the gospels is the
message of love. That Christ loves. You have heard that it has been said that we, we love our
friends. We love the people that do the right things but I say to you love your enemies. Love the
people that do the wrong things. Well, that’s what God did with you. God loved you and you
were not right. You’re very, very bad actually.

We’re not as bad as we could be because we’ve learned in society that there are great benefits
to being a good person. Be a good person and you’ll go further. That doesn’t mean you’re a
good person. We just learn to be good. You have good behaviors. You are polite. You learn to
be good. You learn to be professional and behave in the right way but actually when push
comes to shove, when you’re under pressure, when you go hungry and haven’t eaten for a day
or two, really the bad side can come out of you. You can steal. You can lie and cheat. Yes. So
that’s what – we know this.

My message today is from Psalm 32. We’re going to look at the psalm and read it and teach it, but
before we do, I want you to know one story. It’s very important. I will not go into the detail of
the story, but you can study it this afternoon in your Sunday afternoon Bible reading if you have
one. 2 Samuel 11 is David’s sin with Bathsheba. His adultery and the murder of Bathsheba’s
husband, Uriah. It’s a chapter I read often, quite a bit. I read it over and think about it. I follow
how did his adultery happen. What was in his mind? How did this thing happen with such a
great man of God as David? A man after God’s own heart. A man who wrote one third of the
psalms. A man who was a righteous man. How did it happen?

If you don’t believe that you are capable of that, then you are wrong. You are deceived. You are
wrong. You have no idea what you are capable of in your heart. You are self- righteous. There
are so many self-righteous Christians. There are so many Christians that are self-righteous. If
you scratch the surface, you see self-righteousness and pride. That is our biggest problem is our
pride. We are so proud. We are so proud. I never – somebody could say. I’m not talking
personally. That’s not the point. My message is the point. Somebody could say I would never do that. I’ve never done this or that and so on. It’s like Jesus, he’s got your number. He knows who
you are. Jesus knows who you are.

Believe me. Jesus knows what this means. The sin is here.
Now here in a point in time the sin is committed and it’s a coverup. It’s a coverup story. David
doesn’t want anybody to know about it including the woman’s husband. David tries a different
way to cover it. It doesn’t work so David has him killed. David has his friend, one of the mighty
men, one of the 37 men listed in David’s list. He’s the 37 th in the list. He is killed in battle but it
was designed by David. Now there is a period of time before he confesses. He’s going to make a
confession but he doesn’t do it right away.

How do we know this? Because 2 Samuel 12 is when he confesses. And that’s when Nathan goes
to him. Nathan goes to him with a parable and David said I have sinned. The fascinating part of
the story is the period of time between his sin and the confession. That’s what we want to
speak about today. Has it ever happened to you? You have sinned. You cover it and hide it but
God sees it and you go and it affects you in different ways. Your guilt. Your lack of motivation.
Your sense of fear. Your intimidation. Your lack of courage. There isn’t any joy. You draw
inward. There is a lot of insecurity there because of the effect of the sin. The sin is effecting my
life. That’s what happened here in Psalm 32.

I want to park there for a minute because I think it relates to us quite a bit. The “Ephraim” word
in Hosea. O, Ephraim what shall I do unto, O Judah. It’s Hosea 6:4. God is saying, Ephraim you
don’t know. One prophet, I think it is Hosea, says there’s gray hairs on your head here and
there and you don’t know it. I think it’s a good picture. Maybe it was Micah or Amos that said
that. Maybe it’s Hosea. I think it is Hosea. Gray hairs on your head here and there and you don’t
know it. That sounds like David. He has sinned. He has covered it up and now he’s living his life
and he becomes hyper-sensitive. He is easily distracted. He is depressed. He has fears. He is
going to be found out maybe. Joab knows the inside story but Joab is not talking. Joab could

That’s like our secret sin in our life if there is. The good news is if we confess our sins our gone.
They are in the deepest sea. They are forgiven. This is incredible especially if you go for this
period of time here where there is trouble that is happening psychologically in your soul and
you are troubled with confusion. You are distracted in life. You become petty in small things.
That you can’t tolerate maybe being with groups of people or being with people that disagree
with you. There are many expressions of this kind of spiritual trouble that I have that is going on
in my heart. It happens to people. I wonder how many believers today have something secretly
going on in their life and they are not bringing it to God. It’s almost like Ephraim has joined
himself to idols. This believer has done this. He has gray hair here and there on his head and
doesn’t know it. He’s like a silly dove. Ephraim is like a cake half baked. Ephraim is like a silly
dove. Ephraim’s heart is divided, Hosea 10:2.

Ephraim is a good example of this kind of believer that is struggling in his life and he doesn’t
know what to do about it. To go to God is a big deal. To go to God with my sin is an important
thing. It’s very important. Psalm 32 is about this. Maybe this doesn’t relate to you today, but
maybe some day in the future it might be such a good lesson for you and I. Some day in the
future I will realize that the dry bones that I have are a result of me not coming to God and
confessing to him my sin. Wow. So, if it happened to David, it could happen to you and I.
So why the wait? Why is there this period of time? Because he becomes hard in his heart. In the
parable, when Nathan comes to him and says there was a man who had a lot of sheep and this
one man had a little sheep, his only sheep, and the man with a lot of sheep took the sheep
away. David said, he should be killed, you know.

He’s hard. David has become a hard judge. David is struggling. He has lost God. This is Psalm 51 when David has his psalm of repentance which is Psalm 51 which I understand was written before Psalm 32. But he confessed. Psalm 32 is like a review.
So, let’s go to the psalm and we’ll read verse by verse and I’ll make short comments. Vs. 1. We
have transgression. We have another word is a synonym is “sin” and then we have a third word
“iniquity.” You might ask how do these words relate to each other? I’ve studied it a little bit. For
years I’ve thought about it. my simple – this is not technical. This is a general comment on these
three words. I think of it like this. This is a tree.

These are the roots of the tree in the ground. You can’t see them. This is the iniquity. What is behind the root of the whole tree which is the transgression or the sin. And then the fruit is sins, plural. I have sins from a tree that is a
transgression. That’s a rebellion against God, deliberate and unintentional. The roots of it is my
rights to myself. My life. The roots of the tree is me. My rights to myself. You can hear it
sometimes. My life. My way. I don’t care about you. I have me. This is about me, myself and I.
This is what Satan said in heaven. Lucifer said it. Iniquity was found in him. This is the same
iniquity. The iniquity in Lucifer was saying I will. I will. Five times. It is the “I will” of my life, my
personal life. I will. Lucifer said it five times. I will. I will.

Contrary to Christ in Gethsemane when he said your will be done. Your will. Iniquity was not in
Jesus. Jesus always pleased the Father. It was not about Jesus. It was about the Father. The
Father’s will. Not my will. Your will. Your will. That’s the difference between us and Christ. We
have iniquity. That’s my self-preservation. My own life. That’s at the root of my sin. And then
the sin comes out in the tree by the circumstances, by the opportunities that are present to me.
I steal the money. I steal the money because I have the opportunity but behind the action is my
nature. Behind my nature, the tree, behind it, the roots and that’s me. My life. So, that’s how it

Vs. 2-3. This is the silence before the forgiveness. So, he understands the blessedness of
forgiveness but is rehearsing what happened to him when he was not confessing but when he was silent. He had his bones drying up. Now, bones means spiritual life. When Jesus died, not a
bone was broken. Not a bone was broken meaning his spiritual life was intact. When Elijah the
prophet was buried, then they took a dead man and threw him in the same sepulcher. The dead
man rose. When he touched the bones of Elijah, he was resurrected. This is the – God makes
my bones fat. This psalm.

Vs. 4. How many Christians dry up? And then they will adopt vocabulary. They will live a life and
they long for God. I honestly believe they have a yearning for God but they can’t find him. They
actually remember God. They remember walking into the house of God. They remember when
they were reading the Bible. They remember the answer to prayer. But now it’s far away in
their memory. They now have adopted issues that disturb them and trouble them. They are
distracted. They adopt different ways of deflecting responsibility. They blame people. Adam,
Adam where are you? Adan is saying I was afraid. And I hid myself. Why are you afraid? Have
you eaten of the tree?

Yes, the woman – he didn’t say yes. He said the woman you gave me. Like the woman, that’s
what we do. Guys do. We blame our wives. The woman you gave me. Women do it. Guys do it.
Teachers do it. Politicians do it. Friends do it. People do it. Cause it’s hard to say I have sinned.
Actually, Billy Graham said there are eleven words that are very hard for men to say. I don’t
want to count them but they were, please forgive me. I was wrong. I love you. How about I
have sinned? I have sinned to God. The best place to put your sin is right in the presence of
God. The greatest thing you and I can do for our healing is to come to God. The best thing in the
whole world is Christ. The answer for the human heart is Christ. The solution for my deepest
problem, my deepest need is forgiveness and for Jesus to take my sin away. For him to remove
it as far as the east is from the west in the deepest sea. Put it behind his back. Engrave our
name on the palm of his hand Isaiah says.

Let’s read vs. 5. We are really good at hiding but the psalmist said search me, O Lord, and see if
there is any evil way in me. Am I hiding something. Am I hiding my coldness, my hard heart?
Have you ever been with like nice people and then you’re on the golf course and they say nice
people and then you’re with another team and they say bad things about the very thing they
are saying nice. It’s like it doesn’t work, you know. People are talking both ways. Oh, how great
you are! And then the slander, the backbiting, the whispering.

It’s all common. It’s common. It’s everywhere but it’s not in you. That’s common out there but
that’s not how you live. You have something else going on. People gravitate to it. They do
notice it. You don’t say anything bad about anybody, do you?

How about this one. At Hopkins. This guy working there after two years the guy he was working
with said, hey. You don’t swear. I don think I’ve ever heard you. You’ve worked here two years.
I don’t think I’ve ever heard you swear. Wow. No, I don’t. You don’t have to say much. What an amazing thing it is to be forgiven. What an absolutely incredible thing to be forgiven. What an
amazing gift that is that we are forgiven by God. What a blessing it is.

Look at vs. 5. The roots of it as I drew on the picture. You forgave the iniquity. My arrogance.
My independence of you. My selfishness. Not only my sin, but the iniquity of my sin. The very
root of it that you have forgiven me of it. vs. 6. Please, when you sin, immediately go to God as
quickly and then also added to that, ask for God to fill you with the Spirit. And then, added to
that, have Bible doctrine in your mind. This is what you’re doing when you come to this church
and if you are listening online. This is what you are doing. You are getting a diet of the Bible in
your mind, and the Bible renews your mind. It transforms our minds. It’s health to our bones.
It’s encouragement. It gets our life kind of normal like the way it should be. Like I’m not fighting
with anybody. I’m not jealous. I’m at a family barbeque and there is not one person there that I
wouldn’t want to be with. If I am with them, I could be with them wisely. We are wise. We walk
wisely, not as fools but as wise redeeming the time.

I don’t want to get off too much but I want to say something about that verse, redeeming the
time. Ephesians 5:14-16, redeeming the time. We all talk about time. What do we say about time? I
don’t have time. I would do that but I don’t have the time. Time is going fast. Where is time
going? Wow, okay. Very common phrase. We think about it a lot. What does this mean, the
verse, redeeming the time? In short, it means here I am in time. I have options in decisions. I
can take and make a decision. Let’s say getting drunk. Getting drunk. Believers don’t do that but
we may. What happens to the time? If I get drunk, what happens to my life? What happens to
my life if I get into a bad habit? What happens to my health? What happens to the time that I
spent? What do I do? I take that time that would be lost and I buy it. The word redeeming
means to buy. How do I buy it but by my decision. I’m not getting drunk. I’m going to be Spirit
filled because my time is valuable. When I’m Spirit filled, my time will be used in God’s will.
Why not live in God’s will. If I learn to live in God’s will, I’ll be redeeming the time instead of
losing the time.

Let’s take a man that isn’t redeeming the time. He’s just making decisions. He’s doing what he’s
doing and it’s about himself. As he lives for himself and he’s living his life ten years, twenty
years go by and what happens it may be at the end of that time he is saying wow. I think I lost
the time. I could have used the time a different way. That’s amazing. How? I redeem the time
by walking carefully it says. Circumspectly. The word circumspectly is from the Greek word
AKROS. Akros is the word we get accurate from. Akros is this – I think there’s two. “Accurate” in
English and you got the word “acrobat.” A guy walking on the wire. To walk accurately or
carefully like walking on glass on a beach. There’s broken glass there. Be careful you don’t step
on the glass. That’s how you live redeeming the time.

At the end of your life, you’re going to go like this, I lived a life that had value cause I wasn’t
wasting my life on those things that don’t have godly value. How does this relate to my mind? David confessed his sin. When his sin was – here he is. He sins and there is a period of time. We
don’t know the period exactly. The baby died. It’s a nine month old baby. Somewhere in this
period Nathan talks to David, and David gets right with God and he’s forgiven. He’s now saying
my bones were dry, but now I have found I am so restored. I am so encouraged. I am so there.
Let’s read it.

vs. 7. Beautiful verse. How are you doing, David? I’m okay. Trouble in my house. I got trouble in
my house. I got a lot of trouble in my house but I got a hiding place. I’m restored, Ps. 51. God
has created in me a new heart. God has created in me a clean heart. He has restored my spirit.
Now I can preach the gospel.

That’s Psalm 51 and sinners will be converted to you all because though I have sinned, God has
forgiven me and it’s over and gone. By the way, God cannot remember it. God chooses not to
know it. God doesn’t relate to David based on his sin. You might say it’s written in the Bible.
Yes, it’s written in the Bible so that it’s for our sake. Romans 15:4. When God is relating to David,
he’s not thinking about it. It’s not on God’s radar cause it’s gone forever. Same with you and I.
it’s awesome.

Vs. 8. Even though Lord I have sinned? Yes. Don’t bring it up. Don’t bring it up. It’s over and
gone. I will guide you with my eye. I will guide you with my eye. I don’t know abut you but
when I was a kid, we ate at the dinner table at 5:30 every night, 5:30 every night. My dad would
come in. He had a presence about him. My dad was a big man and he had a presence about

As kids, there were six of us and we were sensitive about is dad okay. Is everything good? He
would come in and sit down at the dinner table. It was good. It was light. We had a healthy,
blessed time as a family but not perfect. He could guide us with his eye, you know. It didn’t take
much. It didn’t take words. It just took a look.

And you know, that eye can be characterized different ways like a woman’s eye with her
husband or a man with a young child or a football coach. In many ways in life, it’s our face that
can communicate. When you are confessed up to date or you are saying, Lord, I don’t have
anything to hide from you. That would be ridiculous if I was hiding from you. What a silly game
when you know everything. Here I am naked and open. You can’t examine yourself but this
book examines you.

Let me get that. Let me say that. That’s good. I can’t examine myself. I don’t have that ability
but this is objectivity. This is beyond us. This is what examines you. This is that cat scan
machine, that magnetic machine at the airport. This is the thing that checks out you got any
metal on your body or in you. This is the thing. This is what is needed. This is what does the
examination. This is why we assemble all the more as we see the day of Christ approaching.

This is what is needed in my life. This is what David needed Nathan for. Also, Abigail did it to
David. Abigail came to David and said you shouldn’t be doing this. You’re more honorable than
this, 1 Samuel 25. David received that from the woman. He received that to his credit and his
ministry. We need each other. Don’t be isolated from each other but be close.

Look at vs. 9 and we’ll finish up. That piece of metal in the mouth. A huge animal. Twelve
hundred pounds. This piece of metal in the mouth and that’s how a lot of people live. They get
yanked around by something small and their whole life turns by a bit and a bridle. They get a
phone call and their whole life wheels around. This huge animal is just turned around by
something small. There’s many people that live like that. It’s one phone call. It’s one bad
experience. It’s a bad relationship. It’s a loss of a job. It’s a tragedy. I’m not saying it’s small, but
I’m saying you need to be guided by God’s eye not by those circumstances. They can hurt you.
Or your personal failure can also trouble you as it did David. You are to be led by something
higher, greater. That’s your heavenly Father who cares for you and is your guide by his Word
and Spirit. Amen.


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