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Clean Heart Right Spirit

By Danny Arthur


Psa. 51:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy upon me, O Elohim, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

  • David was King with all the power to kill Nathan.
  • David must have had a clean heart at one time.
  • According to thy loving-kindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies.
  • David recognized that He could not cleanse himself.

Psa. 51:2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

  • A type and shadow of baptism.
  • Ezk 36:25
  • David needed much washing. (Thoroughly)
  • 1 John 1:7
  • His sin was eating him up.
  • David uses three words. Transgression, iniquity and sin.
  • Why does David think he can be forgiven? (Ex. 34:7).

Psa. 51:3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Psa 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

  • Why do you think it is such a serious matter to sin against Yahweh’s law?
  • Jer. 3:12
  • Hiding sin. (Achan, Ananias and Sapphira ;)
  • Prov. 28:13

Psa. 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

  • This is talking about man and his sinful nature.

Psa. 51:6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

  • We just can’t say the words. We have to mean them from our most inward parts.
  • We will receive faith if we believe with our inward parts.
  • That was David’s secrete He believed.

Psa. 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

  • Num.19:6 purifying the leper.
  • David saw himself as if he was a leper.

Psa 51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

  • The forgiveness of his sin would give him Joy and gladness.
  • Ps.38:3

Psa 51:9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

  • No matter how secrete we think our sins are. They are always before Yahweh.
  • David was so ashamed that he had sinned before Yahweh.
  • And again he asks that his iniquities would be forgiven.

Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

  • Which was now defiled with sin, and of which being convinced, he was led more and more to see the impurity of his heart and nature.
  • A spirit of uprightness and integrity.

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