In Psalm 51 we see the penitent prayer of David following his sin with Bathsheba. In the first part of this psalm, we saw David approaching God for forgiveness, grace and mercy on the basis of God's own character.
Now in the second half, we see David approaching God seeking renewal of his inner most being; "Create in me a clean heart." As we look at David's heart, we see that his purpose was not just for his own forgiveness and renewal, but that as a forgiven sinner, he could instruct others on how to approach God to find grace and mercy themselves.
As you listen to today's lesson, may you be encouraged through this prayer that was born out of David's own failure and God's immeasurable grace.
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. May you be blessed through the teaching of God's Holy Word.