PSALM 51

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Psalm 51

A PSALM OF CONFESSION

 

David had sinned, having had an affair with Bathsheba, and arranging for her husband to be murdered. (See 2 Samuel 11-12)  After being confronted by Nathan the Prophet, David wrote this Psalm of confession.  It is a good pattern for us to follow.

 

APPEAL FOR GOD'S MERCY Vss. 1-2

ACKNOWLEDGE MY SIN Vss. 3-6

ASK FOR GOD'S CLEANSING Vss. 7-14

ABIDE IN GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS Vss. 15-19

 

 

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Psalm 51:1-14

DEALING WITH SIN

 

BE HUMBLE - Vss. 1-2

 

BE HONEST - Vss. 3-6

 

BE HOPEFUL - Vss. 7-14

We can be hopeful because:

God will cleanse from sin. Vss. 7, 10

God will cheer us with renewed joy. Vss. 8, 12

God will create a new sense of His presence. Vss. 9, 11

God will cause us to be testimonies for Him. Vss. 13, 14

 

 

 

 

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