A Psalm of Repentance
A Psalm of Restoration of Joy
A Psalm of Purification.
A Psalm of Receiving - God's Peace.
A Psalm of David
David wasn't where he was supposed to be.
David wasn't doing
what he was supposed to be doing.
David had sex with Bathsheba.
Bathsheba was a married woman.
Psalm 51 was written
to show us
to come to God
with our sins
I want to be Clean.
I want to be Right with You.
I will re-dedicate myself to following you.
In Jesus' name I pray,
in how to live
Peace with God.
Repentance is not just a one-time thing
done when you first accept
Jesus as your Savior.
Some false prophets are telling you it is.
This psalm shows us the truth.
"Repentance and Re-dedication"
When we sin,
- Repentance with Re-dedication"
is the only thing
that will bring us
Peace with God.
Psalm 51 and Psalm 32
explain to us
the way to forgiveness
road to peace with God.
Both are posted below in an easy - reading version.
A psalm of David
God supernaturally told Nathan the prophet
what David had done
and then God sent Nathan to David
- to expose David's sin -
Psalm 51 ERV
God, be merciful to me
because of your faithful love.
Because of your great compassion,
all the wrongs I have done.
2 Scrub away my guilt.
Wash me clean from my sin.
3 I know I have done
I remember that sin all the time.
4 I did what you said is
You are the one I have sinned against.
I say this so that people will know
that I am wrong and you are right.
What you decided is fair.
5 I was born to do wrong,
a sinner before I left my mother’s womb.
6 You want me to be
so put true wisdom deep inside of me.
7 Remove my sin and make me pure.
me until I am whiter than snow!
8 Let me hear sounds of
joy and happiness again.
Let the bones you crushed be happy again.
9 Don’t look at my sins.
Erase them all.
10 God, create a pure heart in me,
make my spirit strong again.
11 Don’t push me away
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Your help made me so
Give me that joy again.
Make my spirit strong and ready to obey you.
13 I will teach the guilty how you want them to live,
then sinners will come back to you.
14 God, spare me from
the punishment of death.
My God, you are the one who saves me!
Let me sing about all the good things you do for me!
15 My Lord,
I will open my mouth and sing your praises!
16 You don’t really want
or I would give them to you.
17 The sacrifice that
God wants is a humble spirit.
God, you will not turn away someone who comes with a
humble heart and is willing to obey you.
please be good to Zion.
Rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you can enjoy
the kind of sacrifices you want.
You will receive whole burnt offerings,
and people will again offer bulls on your altar.
Actually, the Hebrew is very clear in verse 19
that we are supposed
to live our life
with sacrifices of righteousness.
In a literal translation,
David says in verse 19,
"Then you will be delighted with the sacrifices of
Many people are running away
from trying to live a holy life
they can still be right with God.
We will never be perfect, but we are supposed to
try to please God.
(John 14:15 and John 14:23 and 1 John 2:3)
The Bible tells us:
Worship the Lord with the beauty of holy lives.
Psalm 96:9 TLB
So I confessed my sins
and told them all to you.
I said, “I’ll tell the Lord
each one of my sins.”
Then you forgave me
and took away my guilt.
Psalm 32:5 CEV
Psalm 32 ERV
(a maskil of David which means "teaching of David")
It is a great blessing
when people are forgiven for the wrongs they have done,
when their sins are erased.
2 It is a great blessing
when the Lord says they are not guilty,
when they don’t try to hide their sins.
3 Lord, I prayed to you again and again,
but I did not talk about my sins.
So I only became weaker and more miserable.
4 Every day you made life harder for me.
I became like a dry land in the hot summertime. Selah**
5 But then I decided
to confess my sins to the Lord.
I stopped hiding my guilt
told you about my sins.
And you forgave them all!
(**Selah means pause and think about that.)
6 That is why your loyal followers pray to you while there is still time.
Then when trouble rises like a flood, it will not reach them.
7 You are a hiding place for me.
You protect me from my troubles.
You surround me and protect me,
so I sing about the way you saved me. Selah
8 The Lord says, “I will teach you
and guide you in the way you should live.
I will watch over you and be your guide.
9 Don’t be like a stupid horse or mule that will not come to you
unless you put a bit in its mouth and pull it with reins.”
10 Many pains will come to the wicked,
but the Lord’s faithful love will surround those who trust in
11 Good people, rejoice and be very happy in the Lord.
All you who want to do right, rejoice!
Footnotes: Psalm 32:1 a erased Or “covered over” or “atoned.”
Psalm 51 and Psalm 32 were written to teach us
how to get right with God.
Psalm 32 is even posted as a
"maskil of David" which means "teaching of David."
Here is one of the verses in the
that expresses these thoughts.
Acts 3:19 NCV
So you must change your hearts and lives!
Come back to God, and he will forgive your sins.
Then the Lord will send the time of rest.
And here it is in another translation:
Acts 3:19 AMP
[change your inner self—your old way of thinking,
regret past sins]
[to God—seek His purpose for your life],
so that your sins may be wiped away
[blotted out, completely erased],
so that times of refreshing
may come from the presence of the Lord
[restoring you like a cool wind on a hot day].
Also note that Jesus' last words
to the churches
were written in the book of
chapters 2 and 3.
In those chapters,
Jesus calls out over and over
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Psalm 51 tells us that
The pain of sin can be dealt with
and we can feel clean again!