King David was a great man. He wrote many of the Psalms, was a leader of men, and God testified of him, “…I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill my will.” But David had a darker side. This week we will be looking at the circumstances that led up to David writing Psalm 51. Verses 10, 12, and 13 make up this week’s Scripture song.
Today we will look at David’s Changed Focus (Psalm 51:13-19).
The result of David’s repentance is action. He desires to help people by teaching God’s word, helping them to understand salvation, telling of God’s righteousness, and praise to God. He teaches them that God desires the sacrifice of a broken spirit and a broken and contrite heart.
When we have sinned and repented, is this how we show our love for our Savior?
Results of getting right with God (13-19)
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. 14 Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. 15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. 16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
Be at your appointed place
Be careful what you look at
Do not allow temptation to become sin
Cover ups are always exposed by God
The punishment of sin is always greater than the enjoyment of the sin
Seek God’s mercy
Continue to minister for God
This has been a practical set of lessons that impacts us each day. Please meditate on these four devotionals and ask God what He wants you to do.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001