Forgiveness

Psalm 51:1 Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions

David is writing soon after Nathan had confronted him.  He was caught in his sin, by committing adultery with Bathsheba and the cover up was even worse.  The cover up always makes things worse.  God wants us to confess our sins, right away.  By covering up, all we do is dig a deeper hole of sin.  Deal with your sin.

That is what David is doing in this Psalm, he is dealing with his sin.  Six different times, he begs God to cleanse him (Blot out, Wash, cleanse,purify, wash, blot out).  He asks God to give a clean and pure heart.  David knew he had let God down.  He was convicted of his sin.  He wanted to have his relationship with God restored.  He so enjoyed having a sweet relationship with God, which the sin broke.  Sin divides us from God.  It is kind of like a magnet.  When we live pure lives, we are pulled closer to God and we stick to Him.  Just like a magnet.  However if you flip a magnet over, it pushes itself away from the other.  That pushing is like how sin pushes away from God.

How about you?  Is there some sin in your life that needs to be confessed?  Spend some times with God and confess it and ask Him to cleanse and restore you.  That is God’s desire.

Have you accepted God’s gift of salvation?  When you do, your sins will be forgiven…all of your sins, forever and ever.  David asked God to wash him.  God washes us with the blood of Jesus.  His blood purifies us and makes us whiter than snow in the eyes of God.  God so wants to do that for you.  He has done everything and all you have to do is accept His free gift.  Make today the day you do that!

Dear Jesus, thank you for dying for my sins.  I confess my transgressions, my sins before you.  You are all knowing and know what I have done.  Please help to live a pure life, a Holy life.  When I sin and then confess that sin, please restore to me a close walk with You.  Thank you for all that You have done.  I just worship You now.  Amen. 

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