“Create in Me a Pure Heart O God”
The human heart is anything but pure.
However, the believer is declared righteous and holy by the Spirit of God.
Our Lord Jesus Christ gave up His life to cleanse us.
Please read the following verses.
For the director of music.
When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.
1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you are proved right when you speak
and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
As you probably read, King David penned these words after he had committed adultery with Bathsheba.
David felt shame for the wrong He had done.
He went to the Lord God to have His sin forgiven and His relationship with the Lord God renewed and restored..
I wish I would never sin again.
I know that I do and will continue to sin.
May we too go to the Lord God and be renewed daily.