Aug 30, 2011

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30 for 30 Day 18 | Psalms 51

30 for 30 Day 18 | Psalms 51

30 for 30 is a daily walk with Christ which covers thirty small sections of scripture over thirty days.  The premise of the study is to really slow down and reflect on small snippets of scripture.  Today will be focused on Psalms 51

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;  according to your great compassion blot out my transgression.  2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.  3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always for 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.

 

Questions:

What was the Key Verse, the one that jumped off the page at you?

Verse 7 jumped out at me.  “Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.”   My eyes were truly opened after I read the Bible for the first time.  It was the first time that realized I had not been living as God commanded us to live.  I remember feeling disgusted with myself but more sadly I didn’t understand how God could ever love me or forgive me for the way I had been living.  After months of feeling unworthily of his love I realized it was not Him that was hindering our relationship from moving forward, it was me.  It was then that I truly allowed God to love me, allowed Him to forgive me.  Then I felt it!  I felt the “Fire” to start to burn within me.  I pray that all that read this will also feel this Fire that I am experiencing.  I know if you do, you will never be the same and you won’t ever look back because what I feel is unexplainable other than being embraced by God.

Is there Sin to confess?

I need to forgive others as God has forgiven me.  I need to pray for my persecutors instead of becoming angry with them.

Are there any New Thoughts about God?

God makes me smile.  He is full of surprises and joy if you just let go and live for him.  I have experienced a feeling of freedom and fulfillment beyond my comprehension.


As always, would love to hear your thoughts . . . Leave a Comment

 

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