lessons from psalm 51

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. 14). In his great salvation, Christ's finished work is applied to the believer by the Spirit. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Calling a full toilet a refreshing oasis doesn't make its water fit for consumption. What can remove our guilt? But godliness with contentment is great gain. Redefining your sin won't help. Psalm 51:2-3 A Stubborn Stain. This is that which the Scriptures does abundantly commend unto us in sundry places (Psalm 73:1; Psalm 24:3, 4; Matthew 5:8).This cleanness and purity of heart is commended as the principal thing to be pursued by us, upon a double account. He desired the Temple to be a safe place, to be fortified against all enemies. John 4:24). While is a term for what God alone can do, it can also refer to a sustained process as well as an instantaneous act (cf. David expresses this great pain in the fifty-first psalm. Repentance, what a great gift! Each term has been deliberately chosen for its unique meaning. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Adultery becomes a mere fling. Here we see David acknowledging just how evil, wicked, bad, wrong, immoral, sinful, foul, vile, dishonorable, corrupt, depraved, villainous, nefarious, vicious, malicious and morally reprehensible his sin was before God was. Forgiveness is a wonderful thing, but in the context of the sovereign God of the universe not being offended at us makes it even richer. It was a symbolic act of God's cleansing our hearts before him. What he doesn’t know is exactly how this will be done. Psalm 51:1. The blood would be placed upon the tip of his ear, the right thumb, and the right toe. Copyright 2011-2020, Third Millennium Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved. We were decayed, corrupt, dead in trespasses and sins. All sin is a violation of God's law (1 John 3:4). When used with an active verb it means to do something repeatedly. David sees his sins as the cause of God's chastisement ("broken bones") and he desires to have that chastisement removed. LESSON 1, INTRODUCTION: Psalm 51 is an amazing chapter of Scripture. Jesus is represented by the lamb, who takes away the sin of his people (John 1:29; 1 Pet 1:19-20; 1 John 1:7). David was guilty of his sin, so an indictment was fitting and proper. Only God's grace removes the deepest of stains. 1–3). We have the full revelation of Jesus, who “has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself” (Heb. In the Great Exchange, God took care of the believer's sin once and for all (Heb 7:27; 9:14; 10:19): (1) God takes all the sinner's debits (sin/unrighteousness) and places them on Christ's ledger (2 Cor 5:21), and. However, it was not only in forgiveness itself. In other words, the next time temptation roared it ugly head, he hoped God's wisdom would change the way he responded (cf. David expected to have uncontrollable joy in God's forgiveness. David's' sin has been exposed by God. But the joy of forgiveness should compel us to share the good news with friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. david's great prayer of confession! . We have a corrupted heart. David also says his sin is deep—there is no minimizing or excusing it. Others do all kinds of works to try to balance guilt and goodness; hoping the scales tip on the side of their works. But time doesn't heal all wounds. Leprosy was used by God to represent sin and its corruption in Israel. The personal application of this Psalm may be done in numerous ways. So a priest would go outside the camp to examine the now former leper (Lev 13:13). David took sin with utmost seriousness, and he believed in the God who abounds in mercy. Do good to Zion in your good pleasure; build up the walls of Jerusalem; then will you delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on your altar. In forgiveness, as in salvation, it is the righteous of the Lord - his perfect and complete righteousness - that makes the difference. What David was concerned about was his fellowship with God. David said in Psalm 5:3, “O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.” Structure. is the Theological Editor at Third Millennium Ministries (Thirdmill). Neither is ours. He has already shown in numerous other passages that he believed in the full atonement of the Cross. The nuclear guilt will remain. Heb 11:24-25). Intro: One of seven penitential Psalms. Psalm 51 To the Chief Musician. We won't understand God's amazing grace until we understand the depth of our own sin. And yet he says to God, “against you, you only, have I sinned” (v. 4). He gives us grace to hate sin as much as he does. Try me and know my thoughts!" And though his sin was great, David knew that God loved him too. Tears, apologies, and wordy sorrow won't do it. Zion was a hill in Jerusalem. While David also sinned against Bathsheba, Uriah, and the whole nation of Israel, any sin against others is ultimately a sin against the God who set the boundaries of sin. God's answer is found in Psalm 51. Our bodies are not our own (1 Cor 6:18); and our neighbors are made in God's image (Gen 1:26; cf. David desired God's Temple to be a place of genuine sacrifices; a place that truly honored and worshiped God. Only the application of Christ's righteous in grace can. We should not hesitate, but run to the Cross. chapters 11-12), Psalm 51 would have preceded Psalm 32. And we should note here that Old Testament sacrifices didn't actually take away sin, but simply pointed forward to the One that did (Heb 10:4-12). David knew the price was paid. Their sins are covered, or atoned for; the ugly stain and its condemnation is removed. David committed adultery, had Uriah murdered in combat, and Bathsheba moved in with him, etc. Isa 6:7; Matt 6:12; Tit 2:14; Rev 7:14). WHEN GOD REVEALS OUR SIN Part II Psalm 51:7-10 INTRODUCTION We all probably know the story of the young lad who was shipwrecked and found a bottle with a genie inside it. Thus we slept in the peace of the slightly remorseful. He knew any offense against God must be fully satisfied; the debt paid in full. However, here we observe David's faith in the Lord too deliver him. We should listen to its whisper and confess before God what is there. Our conscience is a built in alarm system that something is wrong inside of us. The “Lament” Psalms, Lesson 5: Psalm 51. When the leprosy turns white like snow it means the disease was over. So, he pleads for God's grace alone. "Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God" (WSC 14). Psa 19:12; 26:2-3; Prov 17:3; Jer 17:10). Though he had grieved and quenched the Spirit (Eph 4:30; 1 Thess 5:19), he expected to be joyful again. Jesus satisfied the demand of God, once and for all for his people (Heb 10:10; cf. Along with her husband, Erik, and two children, she belongs to Redemption City Church in Franklin, Tennessee. "Blotted out" refers to a judicial indictment of a court. The NY Times reported something unusual that happened at 112 West 44th Street in Manhattan last year. This is a prayer of a regenerate King desiring complete continual holiness. Nothing can be worse than sinning against God. However, David understood that there was more to the Old Testament sacrifies than merely accomplishing some outward rituals (cf. He must demand full penalty! They are the "justified." "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). Psalm 51:4 The Target of Sin. This penitential psalm should be studied along with Psalm 32, in which David describes the blessedness and joy of one who has received the forgiveness prayed for in this psalm. How beautiful is the Lord's conviction of sin. All sin is directed against God. Therefore, Psalm 139 deserves our full attention. Psalm 51:7-10 Longing for a Good Cleansing. The Life.Church Worship original "Psalm 51" is based on the song of David, and it highlights God's incredible grace, love, and forgiveness for all of us.Find lyric videos, chords, lyrics, stems and more below that you can use for free in your church, with zero licensing requirements. Even some of the Galatians became trapped once again into works after they came to Christ (Gal 3:1-3; 5:4; cf. So, David first confesses his problems with sin and then he highlights what should be in its place. Copyright © 2020 The Gospel Coalition, INC. All Rights Reserved. It's their nature. So, David understood that it was important for others to see how the Holy Spirit works in such situations; others needed to learn of the richness of God's loving forgiveness. Indictments in that day and time were written with ink on parchments. What the burning of bulls did not accomplish, the Cross did (Heb 10:12). It is not just a river but an ocean within every one of us. But God's mercy is rich to those that trust in him: Lamentations 3:21-24 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. The weight of the Spirit upon one's conscience is crushing, but mending, as God's fruit of repentance comes forth as redeeming wine from crushed grapes. It was upon this occasion that David wrote Psalm 51. Remain at the Cross. Confession is agreeing with God. If you are God's he loves you. The very Cross itself (Col 2:14). David adds that he had done what is evil in God's sight. 32:3-4), God brought David to repentance in His time! We can be trapped in a similar way in our prayers, taking the Lord's Supper, etc. But no matter how much water you add to a nuclear reactor, it is still a nuclear reactor and unfit water to drink. What is corrupt receiveth not soundness, save by passing away itself and being replaced by a new production. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you. The Hebrew word bara means "create." David’s sin hurt multiple people. 5 lessons from the book of Philemon. David admitted not only his sin, but its penalty too. 11; Jer 17:9; Rom 3:23). Here is a Bible lesson for children based on Psalm 51 where David asks God to give him a clean heart. So, confession of sin is saying the same thing God does about our sin. David understood that the ways of God must be taught concerning repentance. Not pleased with sacrifices? This was where David's son Solomon built the Temple. There is relief only in God's grace. He desired to rule Israel as the King God gifted him to be (Prov 3:5-8). David is not concerned about some mere doctrine of perseverance, but the very practice of it (John 15:6; 1 Cor 9:27). This is a Hebrew plural of emphases commonly used of death penalty crimes. There is no defense of sin before God. Echoing Psalm 51:1, David knew his sin was grievous to God (Hab 1:13), but asked that God would "hide his face" from his sins. He has the right to demand perfection and obedience. They are God's ordained means by which the Spirit works in a believer's heart when they have sinned against him. We’ve included several learning activities and object lessons to help make these concepts concrete for younger children. Besides admitting and repenting our sins and trusting in God's promises, part of repentance is reforming. It is treason. Our total depravity can't be overcome by our good works; as they are as a filthy rags (Isa 64:6, menstrual cloths). In Psalm 51:3, we observe personal accountability: "I," "my," "my," and "me." It requires an even greater Redeemer. We aren't sinners because we sin, we sin because we're sinners. David knows God is just; "so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment." It grieves him (Gen 6:6). Psalm 51:11-12 Spiritual Consequences. David writes, “Cleanse me with hyssop, and I shall be clean” (v. 7). Study the bible online using commentary on Psalm 51:7 and more! Catherine Parks loves to help women build friendships around Scripture and prayer. Thinking that you can hide your sin is but a fool's errand, as God is all-knowing. David's desired his sins before God gone. Death awaits. "Transgressions" (Psa 51:1) refers to deliberately crossing over a specific boundary. 6, 32, 40, 102, 130, 143). Repentance is a gift given only in God's time (Acts 11:18; 2 Tim. (Psalm 55:22) Please make sure all fields are filled out. I Timothy 6:6 2. First Avenue: Remembering These Lessons (32:1-5). David anticipated being exceedingly joyful primarily because God would no longer be offended at him (Psa 40:3; Luke 7:47-48). All sin does. There was no attempt to minimize his sin. The Old Testament Law prescribed sacrifices. I'm saved, but how how do I repent of my sins on a regular basis? We are far greater sinners than we every thought, but in Christ we are far more forgiven too (Rom 5:20). It is serious. It should not be minimized. This is what David desired. Though a great King, before God, David is a humble man. Brokenness is part of repentance. A Closer Look Episodes. The Holy Spirit was doing his work of repentance within him (2 Tim 2:24-26). Others try to deaden it with drugs, alcohol or other indulgences. But his joy had been taken from him by his sin. It is a pain that everyone has felt in his or her efforts to serve God. One sin rolled down the dunghill and infected: Bathsheba, Uriah, David's son, and his kingdom. When King Saul grievously sinned (1 Sam 13:9), God removed his blessing. See more ideas about Sunday school lessons, Bible for kids, Bible lessons. We can't remove the consequences on our own. There is forgiveness in Christ. That part the Holy Spirit applies to each of his people personally: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. He once again desired the comforting presence of God that caused him joy previously. So, David was not concerned about losing the seal of the Spirit (Eph 1:13-14). But the fact that David is grieved over his sin is a sign that the Spirit is at work in him. Certain sins bring a greater burden on the soul than others. Home Devotionals. Psalm 51 Devotional 2: A Clean Heart. Here’s 10 Lessons We Learned from Psalms 51-100 1. Psalm 51: From the superscription, we learn that this psalm was written sometime after David’s sin with Bath-sheba (2 Sam. To allow sin to go unpunished would deny his very character. It saddens him (Jer 8:18-9:3). But if you dress up a pig, it always returns to the mud hole. David wrote this Psalm. There is no use in attempting to hide sin from God (Gen 3:7-11). In essence, David asks for God to dissolve away the ink in the indictment against him. Cleansing is the issue at hand as David continues with the words, "wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." He knew there was only one remedy for his sin. Lessons from Psalm 51 for the Summit “…A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him after he had gone in to Bathsheba.” Psalm 51 was the result of a sex crime. David uses three different words for it in Psalm 51: “iniquity,” “sin,” and “transgressions” (vv. This can feel worse than not being saved at all, as the saint knows what he is now missing. Take comfort in knowing that the grief you’re experiencing is a sign that you have the Holy Spirit working in you, causing you to hate what God hates. David knows God is committed to him in a relationship of “unfailing love”—and when we come before God in repentance, we do so because of his covenant with us through Christ. In 1 John 1:9 we see the Greek word homologeo meaning, "saying the same." Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. I Peter 4… Nothing can be added to it (Gal 3:3; 5:4). Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Psalm 51 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources. Two women, Laura Barnett and Sandra Spannan, dressed in white, beckoned people to unburden their souls. Though he was King, there was no political correctness. This was David's prayer for national restoration. Psalm 51 Commentary: The Bible tells us that sin is deceitful. B. Num 11:8). Often we treat repentance as a statement—an “I’m sorry, please forgive me” that checks a box and (hopefully) alleviates our guilt. After all they were his sacrifices, right? Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory" (1 Pet 1:18). Nathan has confronted David with his sin and now he is dealing with a tortured conscience because of his actions. It’s never pleasant to confront just how unholy we are. Confession of sin is not only about ourselves, but others too. The psalm begins: “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love” (v. 1). Resources. The Psalm doesn't begin with an excuse, a pity party, or a minimization of what David did. The blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7; Rev 1:5; cf. It is one of the seven penitential Psalms (Psa. 2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Matt 5:3). 1 Sam 15:22). David was not asking that God merely ignore his sins. So, for his people, he predestined to send his only begotten Son to the Cross (Acts 2:22-23; 4:27-28; Gal 4:4; 1 Pet 1:19-20) and pay the absolute full penalty for sin, the just for the unjust (1 Pet 3:18; cf. There is constant conflict between the flesh and the Spirit (Rom 7:23). 2:24-26). Genuine repentance involves a living godly sorrow concerning sin. Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. As Paul wrote in Romans 6:17-18, "But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.". Affiliate disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases on Amazon.com. Although the introduction to Psalm 51 in the MT is a later addition, it may accurately reflect the subject matter of this Psalm. David understood the horribleness of his sin. PSALM 51 . What a stain sin is! David desired to be restored to worship God, so Jerusalem could worship God in spirit and truth too (cf. David wanted to understand the truth (John 8:32) and have the Spirit apply it to his heart, head, and walk. The psalm begins: “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love” (v. 1). Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities. During the ritual rite hyssop was dipped in the blood of one bird (killed in an earthen vessel over running water), and the priest sprinkled the former leper seven times. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba. Upon the Cross Jesus was given "a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch" (John 19:29). It is a personal prayer. It angers him (Psa 7:11). The NY Times reported something unusual that happened at 112 West 44th Street in Manhattan last year. David committed adultery and was instrumental in the death of Uriah. David did not desire to be alienated God. Luke 22:32). The background for the writing of this psalm is after David’s murder of Uriah to cover up his adulterous affair with Bathsheba. Jun 23, 2017 - Explore Patty Earnhart's board "Psalm 51", followed by 562 people on Pinterest. David in the preceding verses has already told us what this broken heart looks like: (1) it renounces the idea of merit (Psa 51:1); (2) it owns its sin, not making excuses for it (Psa 51:2); (3) confess its sin (Psa 51:3); (4) mourns over the God aspect of its sin (Psa 51:4); (5) does not argue over the punishment of sin (Psa 51:4); (6) will mourn its general depravity (Psa 51:5); (7) be anxious for purity, not mere pardon (Psa 51:7); (8) it is an agonizing heart (Psa 51:8); but (9) not a despairing heart (Psa 51:9) - The Biblical Illustrator. However, God is also love (1 John 7-8). In place of his sin, David desired a clean heart and a steadfast spirit. He loves Paul, who persecuted his church. Psalm 51 Commentary: The Bible tells us that sin is deceitful. 13-14), after seven days the leper had blood applied to him from a sacrificed lamb. David owns his sin. (2 Cor 7:10). Note this is God's work. While there was more to the ritual (see Lev. What a great gift to be able to see ourselves as God sees us! David knew his sin had many ramifications, including that of the nation of Israel (Psa 51:11). "Whiteness of snow" relates to leprosy (Lev 13:14). The hyssop foreshadows the cleansing that comes through Christ at Calvary. His prayer came to fruition in part in the first coming of Christ (John 1:29) and will ultimately be answered in the last Day at the Second Coming when Jesus gathers his bride called the church. David knew this, but in his prayer he says, "Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight.". He did not want the worship or safety of Jerusalem endangered. It imagined that man could save himself by rituals (works). God looks upon the heart. We need to ask questions about our sin and about who God is. While it is against God's covenant nature to withdraw his salvation (2 Tim 2:13; John 6:35-40; 10:25-29; Rom 8:28-39; 1 Cor 1:4-9; 2 Co 4:13-14; Eph. David as a King over a kingdom was concerned for his subjects. He is our only hope (Rom 5:1-6). When God reveals our sin to us, it’s painful. It is effectual in and of itself. The leper was sprinkled to represent the removal of sin and so the Old Testament altar was too. Attempting to cover up our sin doesn't work and can even sear our conscience (1 Tim 4:1-2). One is only once regenerated and declared righteous in Christ. … "Have mercy" refers to one who has no claim to favor so he begs. PSALMS LESSON 51 We will begin this lesson by giving the 51st Psalm in metre. Conviction of the Holy Spirit is a humbling thing (2 Tim 2:24-26). But like a doctor resetting a fractured bone, it is God who breaks, God who sets, and God who heals. Rom 4:4-5; 11:6; 2 Tim 1:9). Psalm 51 may be related to Psalm 32, i.e., possibly David's sin; Psalm 32 may have been written later in David's life. But the meaning goes further. And with its deception, it can harden us. Wash … In verses 12–15, David asks God to make him so joyful about his salvation that he can’t help but proclaim the gospel to others: “Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise.” This is important, because so often we do the opposite—we wallow in our sin and draw back from serving others because we think we’re unworthy. God is holy and can't even look upon evil without dealing with it (Hab 1:13). Next David asks for "wisdom." It is very important to note that David did not repentant immediately after his sin of adultery. If you have time, you might want to consider in conjunction with Lesson 10, "David's Rise, Fall, and Punishment" (2 Samuel 8-12), David's two penitential psalms -- Psalm 51 and 32 give us some wonderful insights into the depth of sin and the wonder of God's grace. 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