I know this blog may seem long, but I had to put ALL of Psalm 51 here. I hope and pray as you read it that you will be very aware of how much God loves you!
This is from my Intentional time with God and straight from my journal. At the end are my thoughts and prayer. In looking at them, I become more humbled by David and the magnificence of the Word of God.
3514 Psalm 51
187! Fast day 39
1 Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.
4 Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You *are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge.
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
6 Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.
7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
9 Hide Your face from my sins And blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners will *be converted to You.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation; Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Your praise.
16 For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
18 By Your favor do good to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices, In burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.
How do I choose one verse out of this astonishing Psalm. The power, the beauty and the promises to each of us! The character and desires of God, are revealed!
My Abba, Father,
Please forgive and cleanse me according to Your lovingkindness. My sin is before me and I pray that it is removed by You. I know my enemies could magnify it and You not only minimize it, You pulverize it; till it is dust and blows away. You by the power of the blood of Christ make it nothing. There is no spot or stain. There is no residue. This is why I delight in You. This is why I rejoice in Your presence. This is why I desire for others to be converted and come to know Your love!
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