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Thought for the Day by Phil Washington (BH Member)
Cleanse me from my sin
‘According to your great compassion blot out my transgressions' Psalm 51:1
David did a dreadful thing committing adultery with Bathsheba. Not only that, but in his efforts to cover up the sin, he had her husband, Uriah the Hittite killed. Uriah was an elite soldier, a faithful, loyal servant of the king. He's listed as being one of David's 'Mighty Warriors' in 2 Sam 23:39. David hoped to have got away with his sin without people knowing, but God sees and knows everything. Such behaviour was despicable in anyone's eyes, but especially in the eyes of the Holy God of Israel. It wasn't long before the prophet Nathan came to David and exposed his wickedness (2 Sam Ch 12). Thankfully, David was truly remorseful (not everyone is). It was in that deep state of repentance that David wrote Psalm 51. Here is the 'sinners prayer' to a merciful God.
Have you become aware of your sin? Does it haunt you and appear like an indelible black stain on your heart? Let me urge you to follow David's prayer here in Psalm 51 and gain true peace, forgiveness and restored joy.
1) Realise that you are a sinner, and that you have offended, and are separated, from God (v3,4).
2) Reach out to the Saviour who alone can cleanse you from sin (v1,2).
3) Repent - Be contrite and turn around leaving your sins behind (v3,17).
4) Receive God's forgiveness and restoration (v7,8,12).
Can believers fall as David did - and from such a height? Can God restore such sinners - and from such a depth? Yes, without a doubt, YES!
'Create in me a pure heart, O God' (Psalm 51:10)
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