Clean Heart Right Spirit
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.
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.