Today's reading: Psalm 51:1-19
With a humble heart, David cries out to God asking Him for forgiveness. I like this Psalm because of the perspective it provides for us about sin and because of the example it puts before us of honestly talking with God about our heart and actions. In verse 4 David says, “Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight. . .” This lets us know that whenever we sin we are first and foremost sinning against and offending God. What a good reminder to help us think more about our actions and hopefully sin less often going forward. Then after confessing and putting forth his sin, in verse 10 David makes this beautiful request of God: "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me."
Is it your practice to regularly seek God's forgiveness? What did you see or learn from David's example? Tami
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