In Psalm 51, David shows God his heart of confession, then his authentic longing for a cleansed heart. Now we learn about David's Heart of Conviction! As believers, we need to follow David's example by continuing to mature in Christ, by transforming others by telling them about His grace, by worshiping through prayer and song wholeheartedly, by maintaining our brokenness and especially, by building His kingdom.
Who alone can take a wretched, broken heart of sin and transform it into a heart of righteousness? Only our almightly, merciful God! In Psalm 51, verses 7 to 13, David, when faced with the foulness of his sins, begs God to cleanse his heart and prepare it for amazing renewal and revival. Oh Lord, let us, too, put our pride aside and beg for a clean heart!
When He shed His perfect blood for us at the cross, the Lamb, our Saviour Jesus Christ paid for our sins once and for all. But that does not mean we do not grieve the Holy Spirit when we sin. In Psalm 51, David cries out to God after he realizes the evil of his transgressions of adultery and murder, and through his sorrow and pain, we see how merciful our Lord is when He is faced with a heart of true confession.