E100: 036 | Create in Me a Clean Heart

"In today’s reading 2 Samuel chapter 11 to chapter 12 verse 25 David, the man “after God’s own heart” commits adultery, arranges a murder, and then attempts a cover up.. The prophet Nathan confronted David with his sin and an opportunity for repentance but not without consequences." (New Zealand's Rhema Radio)

Read 2 Samuel 11:1-12:25 2 (ESV)

... Then David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." Nathan replied, "The LORD has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the LORD, the son born to you will die."

Have mercy on me, O God ... Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. (Psalm 51)
Our sin offends God and hurts people. It has real consequences. It is taken away and forgiven when we turn to God.

David put his confession into the beautiful words recorded in Psalm 51.
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love ...
Wash away all my iniquity ...
Create in me a pure heart, O God ...
Do not cast me from your presence ...
Read Psalm 51.

Here is Psalm 51 put to music by Keith Green:

I am working through the E100 Bible Reading Challenge again. You can learn more about my journey and read the other posts completed so far at this link. I encourage you to stop back soon to read another passage.

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