Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. It is a heart that is tender, and pliable to God's word. How exceedingly sinful, how exceedingly miserable, was he, when the Spirit of the Lord had departed from him! This he dreads more than anything. Hide thy face from my sins; blot out all mine iniquities out of thy book; blot them out, as a cloud is blotted out and dispelled by the beams of the sun. Note, Those to whom God is the God of salvation he will deliver from guilt; for the salvation he is the God of is salvation from sin.
But as they cannot make satisfaction for sin, so God cannot take any satisfaction in them, otherwise than as expressing love and duty to him. If the sword come into my house never to depart from it, yet let me have a God to go to in my distresses, and all shall be well. Sacrifice and offering thou wouldst not. The blood of Christ, sprinkled upon the conscience, blots out the transgression, and, having reconciled us to God, reconciles us to ourselves. Thy Spirit is a free Spirit, a free Agent himself, working freely. There are multiple contributors to Psalm 51, each with their own insight to what God has put in their spirit. Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving-kindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Or I Take A Breath! Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me. Those that truly repent of their sins, will not be ashamed to own their repentance. My sin is always before me: In the many months between the time David committed these sins and this confession, he had not escaped the sense of sin — it was always before him. · Iniquity has the idea of twistedness or perversion. He did not dream of upholding himself.
He asks not to be comforted, till he is first cleansed; if sin, the bitter root of sorrow, be taken away, he can pray in faith, Let me have a well-grounded peace, of thy creating, so that the bones broken by convictions may rejoice, may be comforted. Solomon was so, and blessed Paul. An evidence of its impurity, and therefore he prays, Create in me a clean heart, O God! Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities: Repeatedly, David asked for forgiveness and restoration. It is the Spirit of adoption spoken to the heart. We may therefore plead with him, Lord, thou art the God of my salvation, therefore deliver me from the dominion of sin.
In the Levitical law it was often the priests who used the hyssop to sprinkle the purifying water. Their hearts were disloyal to Him, and they were unfaithful to His covenant. The good work wrought in every true penitent, is a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart, and sorrow for sin. He despised the sacrifice of torn and broken beasts, but he will not despise that of a torn and broken heart. Hyssop was used to apply the blood of the Passover lamb Exodus 12:22. He knew he had by his sin grieved the Spirit and provoked him to withdraw, and that because he also was flesh God might justly have said that his Spirit should no more strive with him nor work upon him,. I acknowledge my transgressions: David realized it was not only one, but multiple transgressions.
The proud Pharisee despised the broken-hearted publican, and he thought very meanly of himself; but God did not despise him. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You. Create a clean heart in me, O God, and renew a faithful spirit within me. Psalm 51 — Restoration of a Broken and Contrite King This Psalm is titled, To the Chief Musician. Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? What good work he promises to do: I will teach transgressors thy ways. Renew a right spirit within me. Blot out my transgressions, as a debt is blotted or crossed out of the book, when either the debtor has paid it or the creditor has remitted it.
· Sin has the idea of falling short or missing the mark. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. When the sinner feels this change is necessary, and reads the promise of God to that purpose, he begins to ask it. In the New Covenant the believer already has a new heart and is promised the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit. He created the world by the word of his power as the God of nature, and it is by the word of his power as the God of grace that we are clean , that we are sanctified,.
Herein, generally, he uses the ministry of the word, which yet he is not tied to. We may therefore plead with him, Lord, thou art the God of my salvation, therefore deliver me from the dominion of sin. The restoration of joy is His goal. He did his best to ignore it and deny it, but as a genuine child of God he could not escape it. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Sin confessed, and forgiveness requested.
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. He humbly asked God to restore His favor to the kingdom. When we give ourselves cause to doubt our interest in salvation, how can we expect the joy of it? He begs the pardon of sin. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. The pain of a heart truly broken for sin may well be compared to that of a broken bone; and it is the same Spirit who as a Spirit of bondage smites and wounds and as a Spirit of adoption heals and binds up. And the truly penitent will ever trace back the streams of actual sin to the fountain of original depravity. This he would comfort himself in and therefore sing of; and this he would endeavour both to acquaint and to affect others with; he would sing aloud of it.