In Psalms 51 we find David totally bankrupt spiritually and emotionally because of a failure to follow God. David understood that no one in his kingdom or any kingdom on earth had the answer or restoration he was deeply longing for.
So he wisely went before the God he had failed and bared his soul in his desolation. The Psalm is about the hope David had in a true, awesome, and faithfully redemptive God in spite of David’s failure. The faith David displayed was and is an example of past faithfulness of God to him, applied in David’s present showing a personal faith in Gods goodness.
I’m going to present this section of Scripture as a personal prayer. Please join me:
Precious heavenly father hear our prayer, for we need your help and continual restoration.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.
11 Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your spirit of holiness from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.
13 Then I will teach your ways to rebels, and they will return to you.
14 Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves; then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.
15 Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise you.
16 You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering.
17 The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.
18 Look with favor on Zion and help her; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will be pleased with sacrifices offered in the right spirit—with burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings. Then bulls will again be sacrificed on your altar. (Jesus is the final lamb of God sacrificed to completely seal all humbled to God believers. once and for all.)
With this long-lived Old Testament example of God’s good news in mind I joyfully call each and every one of you to worship our righteous true and living God. Worship in the fullness of the completed promise of the Gospel in complete forgiveness.
Forgiveness based on Jesus’s perfect and final sacrifice on the Cross. Let us continually enter in to your presence Lord with humility, unity, and Thanksgiving. Abba Father. In Jesus’s name we pray Amen, we do believe.