A CLEAN HEART!
[David realized that mending would not benefit him; he acknowledged that his heart was altogether corrupted and it must be new made, made as it was in the beginning of creation. This is exactly the sentiment of Paul:]
“Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is THE NEW CREATION.” (Gal. 6:15)
[The salvation given under the Gospel dispensation is called “being created NEW in Christ Jesus”.]
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” (Psalms 51:10)
[This was a necessary prayer for David to have to pray, why? Because it shows he once had the joy of God’s salvation; and had lost because of sin! Thank God that He showed David the importance of praying this prayer.]
“Restore to me the JOY OF YOUR SALVATION and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you.” (Psa. 51:12-13)
[If someone is surprised and falls into sin, without warning, suddenly invaded, taken before they are aware: all these meanings describe our being overtaken by sin. Don’t be uncompassionate or arrogant towards that person; as this person was suddenly overtaken, they are already deeply humbled and distressed, and need much encouragement and merciful treatment.]
“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, YOU WHO LIVE BY THE SPIRIT SHOULD RESTORE THAT PERSON GENTLY. But WATCH YOURSELVES, or you also may be tempted. CARRY EACH OTHER’S BURDENS, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Gal. 6:1-2)
[As a farmer, in ploughing, sowing, and laboring in his fields, is strengthened by the hope of a great harvest, WHICH HE CANNOT EXPECT BEFORE THE RIGHT AND APPOINTED TIME; so as followers of God we believe that we must pray, weep, deny ourselves, and live in a obedience to our Maker’s will, and will reap the fruit of it in eternal glory. Thank God that we are able to obtain glory because we have prayed, etc., yet we can’t expect glory if we do not obey our Abba Father. This is sowing to the Spirit; and the Spirit and the grace are furnished by Christ Jesus, and by him the kingdom of heaven is opened to all believers; but only those who believe, love, and obey, shall enter into it.]
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest IF WE DO NOT GIVE UP. Therefore, as we have opportunity, LET US DO GOOD TO ALL PEOPLE, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Gal. 6:9-10)
LOVE GOD, OBEY GOD, PRAY EARNESTLY AND FREQUENTLY [often]!
Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that:
WE WILL REAP A HARVEST IF WE DO NOT GIVE UP!
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