Key Verses: Psalm 51:10-12
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your generous Spirit.
The third Psalm in today’s reading tells us twice that “There is none who does good, no not one” (53:1, 3). David wrote eloquent words, but Jesus put our confession much more bluntly. Jesus told the story of the man who, while standing at the back of the Temple in Jerusalem, hit himself over and over on his chest crying out, “God be merciful to me a sinner!” Jesus said that this man went home justified before God! Jesus guarantees that this prayer will change our lives (see Luke 18:9-14). To support this fact we can believe other Scriptures. In John 6:37a, Jesus gives us His Word that “The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” These are the Words of Jesus and when we believe these Words, we are received by God. We confess our sin and are assured by the Apostle John that “He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Having done this, it’s of vital importance to tell a fellow believer. Here’s a toll-free number to call to talk to a caring person…Crossroads 24/7 prayer line: 1-866-273-4444.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I am making King David’s prayer my own! I’m reading to You the words found in our key verses, Psalm 51:10-12. Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
Yes, by God’s grace I seek to live in an attitude of sorrow for sin and joy in forgiveness 24/7. One of the amazing evidences of God’s grace is found in the ministry of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. Over the years, more than 12 million ministry telephone calls have been answered on our Prayer Lines. Let me mention it for the second time in this blog posting…Need prayer? Call 1-866-273-4444 toll free.
Yours for learning from King David, and, most of all, from Jesus,