Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. However, David understood that there was more to the Old Testament sacrifies than merely accomplishing some outward rituals (cf. Though David penned this psalm upon a very particular occasion, yet, it is of as general use as any of David’s psalms; it is the most eminent of the penitential psalms, and most expressive of the cares and desires of a repenting sinner. He already knows what sins you will commit tomorrow and the next day. David admitted not only his sin, but its penalty too. "Sin" (Psa 51:2) is missing the target that God has set. What God desires is the mark of true repentance—a heart that is “broken” by sin and truly “contrite.”. God is holy and can't even look upon evil without dealing with it (Hab 1:13). David desired to be kept from falling again. We don't have just one sin, but many. Scriptures: 2 Sam. Intro: One of seven penitential Psalms. David committed adultery and was instrumental in the death of Uriah. He committed adultery, orchestrated a murder, and tried to cover it all up. He was not hoping that the Lord would suddenly develop a case of amnesia and forget his sin. We must be crushed before God. WHEN GOD REVEALS OUR SIN Part II Psalm 51:7-10 INTRODUCTION We all probably know the story of the young lad who was shipwrecked and found a bottle with a genie inside it. God does not desire to see sin in our heart, but his wisdom! But as in the Garden judgment still comes. John 15:13; Rom 5:6-9). John 4:24). The hyssop foreshadows the cleansing that comes through Christ at Calvary. The Gospel Coalition supports the church by providing resources that are trusted and timely, winsome and wise, and centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ. He knows hyssop signifies purification with blood (see Ex. Gen 3:15; Psa 18:2, 46). It has also led me to open up with others, not seeking to hide my sin, but enlisting others in praying for me and building a community of women who fight our sin together. He empowers us to hate sin as God does. This was his hope. And a sinner acts like a sinner. 13-14), after seven days the leper had blood applied to him from a sacrificed lamb. But this makes matters even worse compounding the sin and guilt. We see that God did answer David in the sequel to this prayer in Psalm 32. Even some of the Galatians became trapped once again into works after they came to Christ (Gal 3:1-3; 5:4; cf. About Us Open Menu Close Menu. Although the introduction to Psalm 51 in the MT is a later addition, it may accurately reflect the subject matter of this Psalm. The Spirit had come upon King Saul in a temporary way to do the work of a king (1 Sam 10:1, 6, 9). David adds that he had done what is evil in God's sight. Matt 5:3). But time doesn't heal all wounds. David was not asking that God merely ignore his sins. The second bird, after it was dipped in the blood of the first, would be released (see Lev. The over-all thrust, intent, and development of Psalm 32 may be summarized as follows: Life’s most important lessons about sin, confession, and forgiveness are skillfully shared by David through two avenues of approach. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. David knows God is committed to him in a relationship of “unfailing love”—and when we come before God in repentance, we do so because of his covenant with us through Christ. 5 Lessons from Psalm 51. David begged for mercy; not justice. The depth of our sin, should drive us to God, not away from him. The leper was sprinkled to represent the removal of sin and so the Old Testament altar was too. David is seeing himself as God sees him; the repulsive corruption of his very own nature. ... Psalm 51. 2 Occasion This is a psalm written by King David after he commits adultery with Bathsheba, and has her husband, Uriah, killed (2 Samuel 11) when she becomes pregnant (2 Sam 11:5). He desired the Temple to be a safe place, to be fortified against all enemies. She’s the author of Real: The Surprising Secret to Deeper Relationships and a co-author of A Christ-Centered Wedding. Each and every very sin should make us feel this way. Psalm 51 Explained. The conscience is a wonderful thing (Acts 23:1; 24:16; Rom 2:14-15; 9:1; 1 Cor 4:4; 2 Cor 1:12). This article is adapted from Catherine Parks’s new book, Real: The Surprising Secret to Deeper Relationships (The Good Book Company, 2018). Jesus is represented by the lamb, who takes away the sin of his people (John 1:29; 1 Pet 1:19-20; 1 John 1:7). "Wash me" and "cleanse me" is Hebrew poetry. So, God's spokesman Nathan approached David and told him of his sin. David said in Psalm 5:3, “O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.” "Thou art the man" - "I have sinned against Jehovah" - "Jehovah also hath put away thy sin." So, David first confesses his problems with sin and then he highlights what should be in its place. Have you ever been so discouraged by your sin that you’ve wondered, How can God love me? David sinned (2 Sam. A beloved psalm is now a song that your entire church can worship along with. Psalm 51:7-10 Longing for a Good Cleansing. Humble repentance is honest with God, from whom nothing can be hid (Job 26:6; Psa 33:13; 139:4; Prov 5:21; 15:3; Jer 16:17; 23:24; Heb 4:13). You need to trust in God’s steadfast love and mercy. 4 Lessons from the story of Naaman and Elisha. “Transgression” is rebellion against God’s authority and law, “iniquity” is a distortion of what should be, and “sin” is missing the mark. Abraham was a friend of God. Here we see David acknowledging just how evil, wicked, bad, wrong, immoral, sinful, foul, vile, dishonorable, corrupt, depraved, villainous, nefarious, vicious, malicious and morally reprehensible his sin was before God was. What is sin? It’s never pleasant to confront just how unholy we are. David knew this, but in his prayer he says, "Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight.". English. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. This is a necessary part of genuine repentance. He knows he inherited "original sin" (Rom 5:12; 1 Cor 15:22; WSC 16). 4 Lessons from the story of Naaman and Elisha. We have a corrupted heart. What can remove our guilt? In other words, the next time temptation roared it ugly head, he hoped God's wisdom would change the way he responded (cf. Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities. An evidence of grace is "a broken and contrite heart" (cf. David felt that his sin was so deep that it required multiple washings. What is dead becometh not alive, except by the infusion of what it had not. Along with her husband, Erik, and two children, she belongs to Redemption City Church in Franklin, Tennessee. This penitential psalm should be studied along with Psalm 32, in which David describes the blessedness and joy of one who has received the forgiveness prayed for in this psalm. He did not desire to be an outcast. Hollywood celebrated Elliot Page for no longer identifying as a woman, but disowned Becket Cook for no longer identifying as gay. How beautiful is the Lord's conviction of sin. 1–3). While one may not be able to identify each and every victim, one can surely at least identify one, God himself. Each term has been deliberately chosen for its unique meaning. David sees his sins as the cause of God's chastisement ("broken bones") and he desires to have that chastisement removed. Certain sins bring a greater burden on the soul than others. Affiliate disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases on Amazon.com. This refers to full restoration, not some half-hearted assistance. These are crimes worthy of death. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory" (1 Pet 1:18). "Steadfast love" is a covenant word. Though a great King, before God, David is a humble man. Get Updates From TGC's Women's Team In Your Inbox. David's desired his sins before God gone. So a priest would go outside the camp to examine the now former leper (Lev 13:13). Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. It is repeating the same idea twice for emphasis. God accepts genuine repentance. The NY Times reported something unusual that happened at 112 West 44th Street in Manhattan last year. David also desired that his spirit be willing to honor the Lord in all things. He was horrified by his own sin before God. The first step to meaningful confession is understanding what sin is. After Peter denied Christ three times, he went out and wept bitterly (Luke 22:62). Calling a full toilet a refreshing oasis doesn't make its water fit for consumption. Indictments in that day and time were written with ink on parchments. First Avenue: Remembering These Lessons (32:1-5). After all they were his sacrifices, right? The “Lament” Psalms, Lesson 5: Psalm 51. David had a front row seat to the fall of Saul. David's' sin has been exposed by God. David writes, “Cleanse me with hyssop, and I shall be clean” (v. 7). It was dipped in water or in the blood of a sacrificed animal. … Next David prays, “Do not . The Divine Love, Pt. It imagined that man could save himself by rituals (works). So, he pleads for God's grace alone. See more ideas about Sunday school lessons, Bible for kids, Bible lessons. So, in David's confession we see him resting in the full pardon of Christ alone. For many in Israel, their sacrificial system became one of works; one of rituals and not of a humble repentant heart. So, he knew better than to ask for justice or fairness. I Timothy 6:6 2. He as Abraham knew the gospel (Gal 3:8; cf. Psalm 51:1. Thus we slept in the peace of the slightly remorseful. It is treason. LESSON 1, INTRODUCTION: Psalm 51 is an amazing chapter of Scripture. David knew the price was paid. The Hebrew word bara means "create." He loves Moses though he disobeyed him. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! But we do. Understanding that repentance is the key to new beginnings. “Transgression” is rebellion against God’s authority and law, “iniquity” is a distortion of what should be, and “sin” is missing the mark. Then it was used to sprinkle upon someone or the altar. Often we treat repentance as a statement—an “I’m sorry, please forgive me” that checks a box and (hopefully) alleviates our guilt. I. Amnon and Tamar: 6 lessons from an instance of rape. It is inclined to do evil (Jer 17:9). Sin called by another name is still sin (Isa 5:20). It is also a song to be sung within our hearts. It is the same word that is used in Genesis 1:1 for the ex-nihilo (out of nothing) creation of the world. (Rom 3:23). This is that which the Scriptures does abundantly commend unto us in sundry places (Psalm 73:1; Psalm 24:3, 4; Matthew 5:8).This cleanness and purity of heart is commended as the principal thing to be pursued by us, upon a double account. If we were the lad… Repentance, what a great gift! David expected to have uncontrollable joy in God's forgiveness. What is its root? "Restore" (Psa 51:12) and "return" (Psa 51:13) are part of the same verb. The personal application of this Psalm may be done in numerous ways. David uses three different words for it in Psalm 51: “iniquity,” “sin,” and “transgressions” (vv. Spurgeon wrote in the Treasury of David: Our creation "in Jesus Christ" is no mere strengthening of our powers, no mere aiding of our natural weakness by the might of the grace of God, it is not a mere amendment, improvement of our moral habits; it is a creation out of nothing, of that which we had not before. But the fact that David is grieved over his sin is a sign that the Spirit is at work in him. God is sovereign. take your Holy Spirit from me” (v. 11). He uses the plural: "transgressions." This is a humbled heart of a Spirit gifted King. Even many of my confessions in adulthood leave much to be desired. God is not impressed that a person can kill an animal. The psalm gives expression to why David was “a man after God’s own heart”: he was not perfect, but he had a sensitivity to sin that few know about. And with its deception, it can harden us. To please him. Isa 6:7; Matt 6:12; Tit 2:14; Rev 7:14). Besides admitting and repenting our sins and trusting in God's promises, part of repentance is reforming. There is no inner peace until this ugly cesspool is removed. It is very important to note that David did not repentant immediately after his sin of adultery. That part the Holy Spirit applies to each of his people personally: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. David replied, "I have sinned against the Lord" (2 Sam 12:13). PSALMS LESSON 51 We will begin this lesson by giving the 51st Psalm in metre. Psalm Lessons. Death awaits. 12:1-4; Psalm 51 Introduction. We are all made in God's image and so any sin against another is against God too. Two women, Laura Barnett and Sandra Spannan, dressed in white, beckoned people to unburden their souls. He had committed adultery and then murder. The psalm begins: “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love” (v. 1). God looks upon the heart. Written after Nathan came to David. Psalm 51 may be related to Psalm 32, i.e., possibly David's sin; Psalm 32 may have been written later in David's life. He had lost his peace of mind. 1: A … David is open and honest. When I read Psalm 51 (written by David after the prophet Nathan confronted him with his sin), I realize how lacking my childhood confessions were. (Psalm 55:22) Miserere mei, Deus Miserere mei, Deus HAVE mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodness : according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences.2. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you. And with its deception, it can harden us. The initial stages of leprosy include raw patches of flesh, which later becomes white with flakes of dry skin. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Conviction of the Holy Spirit is a humbling thing (2 Tim 2:24-26). Compare Isaiah 1:18. This is legal language. 11:3-4). I've included them in this appendix to keep Lesson 10 at a manageable length. It is effectual in and of itself. Amnon and Tamar: 6 lessons from an instance of rape. It should not be minimized. In Christ, all Christians are sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ (Heb 12:24-25). Though he never personally witnessed the finished work of Christ upon Calvary, he understood the promise of Genesis 3:15, what was foreshadowed in the law and repeatedly announced by the prophets. What a stain sin is! David understood the horribleness of his sin. David realized that he could not lose his salvation; he still expected great blessing even though he had sinned. Others do all kinds of works to try to balance guilt and goodness; hoping the scales tip on the side of their works. The second word tahaer means to brighten something; make it like new. Here is a Bible lesson for children based on Psalm 51 where David asks God to give him a clean heart. The Psalm doesn't begin with an excuse, a pity party, or a minimization of what David did. David was guilty of his sin, so an indictment was fitting and proper. There is a deep moral pollution within all of us. David committed adultery, had Uriah murdered in combat, and Bathsheba moved in with him, etc. In the New Testament, we learn that Jesus covered our sin by paying for them with his very life. Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. Rituals can become a works religion and not be pleasing to God. But judgment is not only God's right, but a divine necessity. Here, David appeals for forgiveness based on what he knows about God’s character: that he is merciful. GWT says, "let the bones dance which thou hast broken." Though he had grieved and quenched the Spirit (Eph 4:30; 1 Thess 5:19), he expected to be joyful again. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Our total depravity can't be overcome by our good works; as they are as a filthy rags (Isa 64:6, menstrual cloths). As Puritan pastor Thomas Watson wrote, “‘Til sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet.” If we come to God with a heart set on obedience, he “will not despise” it because of Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf (v. 17). All sin is before the eyes of God. Leprosy was used by God to represent sin and its corruption in Israel. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. He did not want the worship or safety of Jerusalem endangered. It is a pain that everyone has felt in his or her efforts to serve God. Of course, David knew his sin was not victimless. The nuclear guilt will remain. Only Jesus can remove the stain of sin (Isa 53:4-6; 2 Cor 5:21). Psa 19:12; 26:2-3; Prov 17:3; Jer 17:10). Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Psalm 51 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources. Who is God? Please make sure all fields are filled out. david's great prayer of confession! Psalm 51. Try me and know my thoughts!" And that's the attitude of David in Psalm 51. is the Theological Editor at Third Millennium Ministries (Thirdmill). (Psalm 51:7) David desired to be like he was before he sinned. So, for his people, he predestined to send his only begotten Son to the Cross (Acts 2:22-23; 4:27-28; Gal 4:4; 1 Pet 1:19-20) and pay the absolute full penalty for sin, the just for the unjust (1 Pet 3:18; cf. His prayer came to fruition in part in the first coming of Christ (John 1:29) and will ultimately be answered in the last Day at the Second Coming when Jesus gathers his bride called the church. The genie promises to give him three wishes if the lad will release the genie from the bottle. The FAQs: Are Fetal Cells Being Used in COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments? Each term has been deliberately chosen for its unique meaning. Psalms 51 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Confess your sins immediately and continually. David anticipated being exceedingly joyful primarily because God would no longer be offended at him (Psa 40:3; Luke 7:47-48). In essence, David asks for God to dissolve away the ink in the indictment against him. Unlike my childhood bedtime apologies, practicing this kind of repentance has led to deep joy as I learn to hate my sin and love my Savior more. The revealed word made alive in us by God's amazing grace exposes our need and drives us into the loving arms of our atoning Lord. The psalm begins: “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love” (v. 1). There is relief only in God's grace. He offers a prayer for deep cleansing: "Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow." God's unmerited grace is the only hope for each of us. We are far greater sinners than we every thought, but in Christ we are far more forgiven too (Rom 5:20). Not pleased with sacrifices? This does not speak of losing his salvation (2 Tim 2:13; John 6:35-40; 10:25-29; Rom 8:28-39; 1 Cor 1:4-9; 2 Co 4:13-14; Eph. Here’s 10 Lessons We Learn From Psalm 1-50 1. Wash … Hebrews 10:22 states, "let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.". B. His kingdom was removed from him (1 Sam 16:13-14; 18:12; Dan 2:21). Nothing can be added to it (Gal 3:3; 5:4). He desired to be in a willing and ready state of mind and heart to serve the Lord. We should not hesitate, but run to the Cross. Cleansing is the issue at hand as David continues with the words, "wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." This Psalm is not only a confession, but also a teaching song. It requires an even greater Redeemer. In his great salvation, Christ's finished work is applied to the believer by the Spirit. Rather it begins with a loud cry to God; "Have mercy on me O God according to your steadfast love." This is the relief, the only relief, that can rid us of guilt and shame. The removal of sin is only by the Creator! The very Cross itself (Col 2:14). Here, David appeals for forgiveness based on what he knows about God’s character: that he is merciful. As hideous as David's sin was, he did not desire his sin to bring trouble to Israel. Only in the atonement of Christ is it possible to have our sins washed away. However, it was not only in forgiveness itself. One sin rolled down the dunghill and infected: Bathsheba, Uriah, David's son, and his kingdom. All sin does. But if we look closely at Psalm 51, we see that repentance is a turning away from sin and a turning toward God—a process that doesn’t merely alleviate guilt but cultivates deep joy. Isa 6:5). Forgiveness is a wonderful thing, but in the context of the sovereign God of the universe not being offended at us makes it even richer. David did not ask to be saved again; that would be impossible. How David deals … Proper confession of sin puts one back into fellowship with God and his community. David understood the depth of his depravity and total inability (cf. Note this is God's work. Psalm 51:2-3 A Stubborn Stain. As Peter writes, "Though you have not seen him, you love him. 1: A … As King, he has a right to judge those in his kingdom. David did not see Calvary, but had faith in the God of Calvary and the atonement purchased there by the Son of God. 2:24-26). "Search me, O God, and know my heart! However, nothing is hid from God (Num 32:23). But man has sought out many inventions or schemes to hide its voice. Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. All sin is a violation of God's law (1 John 3:4). So, David was not concerned about losing the seal of the Spirit (Eph 1:13-14). David's greatest love was God (1 Sam 13:14). The Psalm doesn't begin with an excuse, a pity party, or a minimization of what David did. After a period of distress (Psa. While David did not know all the details above, he knew the Redeemer. The Old Testament Law prescribed sacrifices. In forgiveness, as in salvation, it is the righteous of the Lord - his perfect and complete righteousness - that makes the difference. Paul says, "for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure" (Phil 2:13). When King Saul grievously sinned (1 Sam 13:9), God removed his blessing. When God reveals our sin to us, it’s painful. This is what God approves (Luke 18:13-14). We Will Experience Everlasting Joy Psalm 51:6 1. The Hebrew word dikah is translated "contrite," meaning to be "crushed" - ground into a fine powder (Psa 51:8; cf. But his joy had been taken from him by his sin. Psalm 51 To the Chief Musician. Attach a tilde (~) to the front of a word to omit results containing that word. David understood that the ways of God must be taught concerning repentance. 38:9). Since birth; David was conceived in sin. David also says his sin is deep—there is no minimizing or excusing it. He was looking for a restored church; a restored people. The focus is to help the children be aware and … This psalm is an interpretation of … In the Great Exchange, God took care of the believer's sin once and for all (Heb 7:27; 9:14; 10:19): (1) God takes all the sinner's debits (sin/unrighteousness) and places them on Christ's ledger (2 Cor 5:21), and. Resources. David came to the Lord with a broken and humbled heart for cleansing. When used with an active verb it means to do something repeatedly. 9:26). Humble contrition and joy make a sweet pair. Confession is agreeing with God. The Hebrew word for "bloodguiltiness" is middamim meaning "blood guilt," "life blood," or just "bloods." They represented God's covenant promise - the ultimate sacrifice, the Lamb that was slain before the foundation of the world (1 Pet 1:18-21). 14). Enoch walked with God. Grace accords with two things, God's: (1) loving kindness and (2) mercy. Rom 4:4-5; 11:6; 2 Tim 1:9). . PSALMS LESSON 51 We will begin this lesson by giving the 51st Psalm in metre. The cleansing work of Christ is only applied to the heart by grace (Eph 2:8-9; Tit 3:3-5). Attempting to cover up our sin doesn't work and can even sear our conscience (1 Tim 4:1-2). Like David, it’s my joy to tell others of God’s grace and forgiveness, depending on Christ each step of the way. David expresses this great pain in the fifty-first psalm. Rather it begins with a loud cry to God; "Have mercy on … "Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God" (WSC 14). Their sins are covered, or atoned for; the ugly stain and its condemnation is removed. God took no delight in such. 11:3-4). Will you forgive me?” His answer, along with his own confession, came back to my room in return. Others try to deaden it with drugs, alcohol or other indulgences. So, confession of sin is saying the same thing God does about our sin. So, repentance involves humility, openness, a tender spirit, and a heart that is concerned for others too. Nothing can be worse than sinning against God. David did not desire to be alienated God. The Heart Of Prayer. If one desires to have fellowship with God their sins must be removed. Psalm 51 may be related to Psalm 32, i.e., possibly David's sin; Psalm 32 may have been written later in David's life. A dog behaves like a dog, and a lion a lion. Our bodies are not our own (1 Cor 6:18); and our neighbors are made in God's image (Gen 1:26; cf. But if you dress up a pig, it always returns to the mud hole. Help TGC continue producing free, gospel-centered resources that apply timeless truths to timely issues. Thinking that you can hide your sin is but a fool's errand, as God is all-knowing. O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. This can feel worse than not being saved at all, as the saint knows what he is now missing. What could be worse? Surely I’m not really a Christian. Upon the Cross Jesus was given "a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch" (John 19:29). Is one transformation more “authentic” than the other? In our text, the Hebrew word for "thoroughly" is rabah, meaning to become great or much. Psalm 51:13-15 The Fruit of Restoration. The guilt of sin weighs heavy on the heart and the mind of a person. But godliness with contentment is great gain. This is not a psalm that is just about his reconciliation from the sins he committed, but a story of his walk with the Lord. What does he desire? While there was more to the ritual (see Lev. We have the full revelation of Jesus, who “has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself” (Heb. They seek to hide their own sin. Our actions (when we are not putting on an act for others) flow from this inner person, from our heart of hearts. He loves Peter though he betrayed Jesus three times. When it is informed and submissive to the Word of God and the Spirit we should follow it. This was where David's son Solomon built the Temple. He knew any offense against God must be fully satisfied; the debt paid in full. The blood would be placed upon the tip of his ear, the right thumb, and the right toe. Psalm 51 Inductive Discovery Lesson 16 The marble yard of Florence, Italy, is where an aspiring artist would go to cast a discerning eye over innumerable slabs of stone in anticipation of finding the one that would fulfill his craftsmanship while at the same time attract the world’s attention. David as a King over a kingdom was concerned for his subjects. We won't understand God's amazing grace until we understand the depth of our own sin. The Holy Spirit was doing his work of repentance within him (2 Tim 2:24-26). This was David's prayer for national restoration. (2) God takes all Christ's credits (righteousness) and places them on the believer's account (1 Cor 1:30). What the burning of bulls did not accomplish, the Cross did (Heb 10:12). He knows he is "in Adam." David knows God is committed to him in a relationship of “unfailing love”—and when we come before God in repentance, we do so because of his covenant with us through Christ. Here are eight steps. This psalm is a straightforward confession of rebellion against God with a plea for Him to restore David and the promise of a faithful life in the future. Kingdom, Covenants & Canon of the Old Testament, Your Kingdom Come: The Doctrine of Eschatology, He Gave Us Scripture: Foundations of Interpretation, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. If you are God's he loves you. We aren't sinners because we sin, we sin because we're sinners. In these first beginning verses David uses four words to describe his sin. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. THE PSALMS OF DAVID IN METRE Chapter 51 Verse 1 "Lord, to me compassion show, As thy tender mercies flow; In thy vast and boundless grace, My transgressions all erase; Wash me wholly from … 1:13-14; 4:30; Phil 1:6; 3:20-21; Col 3:3-4; 1 Thess 5:23-24; 1 Pet 1:3-5; 1 John 2:19; 5:4; Jude 1:1, 24-25), the saint can grieve and quench the Spirit (Eph 4:30; 1 Thess 5:19). 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