Psa 51:1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Psa 51:2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.
References; Psa 51, Isa 54:7, Rom 9:15, Ex 33:19
Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me.
Psa 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; And take not thy holy spirit from me.
Psa 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; And uphold me with a willing spirit.
Note; Only after verses 10-12 have taken place, can you teach others the word of God and bring sinners unto Him, as in verse 13 below…
Psa 51:13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; And sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Note; We ought to give God praise because, He is not interested in sacrifice or burnt offering, but ONLY in a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart…
Psa 51:15 O Lord, open thou my lips; And my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
Psa 51:16 For thou delightest not in sacrifice; Else would I give it: Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
Psa 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: A broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Dictionary.com defines broken, as; “weakened in strength or spirit, tamed, trained, or reduced to submission”
and contrite as; “penitent, repentant, apologetic, conscience-stricken, humble, remorseful”
Try replacing “broken and contrite” with these words, to gain a deeper understanding of Ps 51:17.
Note; It doesn’t matter how hard you try; it doesn’t depend on how much you’ve done; God simply chooses to have mercy on you…
Rom 9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. (see also Ex 33:19)
Rom 9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Note; Even when it seems like God has abandoned or forsaken you, it is only for a brief moment, for He will again bring you back to Himself, with great mercy and deep compassion, for He says in Isa 54:7; “For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee”.
God does not stay angry for long either…He has long forgiven you, so stop beating yourself down over that sin committed long ago…Mic 7:18 says;
Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
Finally, ask yourself this one question; Am I merciful? For Mat 5:7 says; “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy”…
Have a blessed week.
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