Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.
This psalm was written by David after he had committed adultery with Bathsheba. He had done wrong before God and people and was contrite, humble, in need. What gets my attention this morning is David’s recognition of both his inability to make himself “clean” and his faith that God could do a work in him “put a new and right spirit within me”.
David was a giant of the Old Testament, but he was also human. He had faults. He made mistakes. Yet he never stopped putting his trust in God. He always knew to whom he belonged. These verses resonate with me, both in recognition of my many sins as well as my hope that the Lord is not done with me yet.
Lord, let it be so. Amen.