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We Need More Than Soap And Water

cleaning-clip-art-2Today we want you to hear from God’s Word and not from our thoughts. Psalm 51 is a beautiful psalm in which King David is humbly seeking forgiveness and cleansing after his adulterous affair with Bathsheba and his hand in having her husband Uriah killed. We have a God who graciously forgives us and welcomes us home, not just once but over and over again. No matter how bad you think you’ve blown it, please know that God stands waiting for you with His arms wide open.

We encourage you to read this psalm (shown below verse by verse) and make it your own cry out to God. Allow Him to cleanse and purify you. And soak in His love and grace.

1- Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.

2- Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

3- For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.

4- Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.

5- Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

6- Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.

7- Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

8- Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

9- Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.

10- Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

11- Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.

12- Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

13- Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.

14- Save me from bloodguilt, O God, the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

15- O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.

16- You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.

17- The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

18- In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem.

19- Then there will be righteous sacrifices, whole burnt offerings to delight you; then bulls will be offered on your altar.

Dave Garrett

10/31/2014

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