Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sonday - A Cleansed Heart

King David wrote this psalm after being confronted by Nathan the prophet about his sin with Bathsheba.  David
confesses his sin to God and asks for forgiveness.  He also asks that God renew a "steadfast" spirit within him. 

Steadfast - 
1. Fixed or unchanging; steady.
2. Firmly loyal or constant; unswerving

Though David's sin was great, God's forgiveness is greater.
And though we don't want to lessen the seriousness of David's sin or the consequences that came from this sin, it is a beautiful example of God's ability to forgive...even our worst sins.

A Psalm of David
Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me.
Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight—
That You may be found just when You speak,
And blameless when You judge.


Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.

Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may rejoice.

Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.


Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.

O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.

For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.

Psalm 51: 1-17

God Bless,
Angie

10 comments:

  1. Morning Angie!

    Beautiful and so refreshing to read about David, who had God's heart, could fail so badly; but could be so forgiven gladly by his Heavenly Father.

    Jannifer

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  2. Dear Angie,so upbuilding to click on your site and read scripture, it is one of the plusses of blogland that there so many fellow believers out there.I love your blog.
    God bless you and yours.
    Bernice

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  3. Amen!! I love your picture with the verse and the soap -- so cute! I find comfort when I read how these great people fell, repented and were restored -- there is hope for anyone who truly seeks the Lord! Thanks for this lovely post.

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  4. Hi Angie,
    Such a beautiful and inspiring post. Sometimes we get so caught up in sharing our treasures that we forget the most important treasure of all, the gift of God's forgiving spirit. He who has washed us whiter than snow! We need to uplift each other. Thank you so much!
    Blessings to you,
    Patti

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  5. Hi, Angie, what a beautiful post! Thank the Lord for His amazing love and grace on our lives!

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  6. This is one of my favorite Psalms. It represents such a lesson for us in repentance and restoration.

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