Psalm 32 Mules are ornery stubborn animals. When we are stubborn and refuse to seek God’s forgiveness we say we are “mule-headed.” David pined away in his bed and kept busy throughout the day trying to forget his sin with Bathsheba and the murder of Uriah. David in his mule-headedness, refused to seek God’s forgiveness until the prophet Nathan was sent to him. Then David confessed his sin and quit trying to cover up his wrongdoing. That is the same for us. When we refuse to yield to the Spirit’s conviction, it is as if we are like a mule. But God has not given up on us so we will repent.
Verse 5 is key: David said, I will confess my rebellious acts to the Lord, and that is what we have to do as well. The man who is blessed realizes that God has forgiven his transgression.
When we refuse to yield our sin it is nothing more than pride; it is “mule-headedness.” Is your pride keeping you from admitting your sin? Come to God now and seek His forgiveness.