Secondly, That God might be clear when he judged, that is, when he executed those threatenings. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Let the righteous smite me, and it shall be excellent oil. 12:11 . All rights reserved. You do not delight in burnt offering. Those that sow in penitential tears shall reap in the joys of God’s salvation when the times of refreshing shall come. i. Sin has the idea of falling short or missing the mark. He knew also how acceptable true repentance is to God (v. 17): The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. Truth and wisdom will go very far towards making a man a good man. The way of the righteous. Psalm - Kapitel 51 Gott, sei mir Sünder gnädig! (Psalm 51 Commentary) J N Darby comments regarding purify me… There is the blessed consciousness, that, when the Lord washes us, we are clean every whit, whiter than snow. What the good work is that is wrought in every true penitent—a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart. “The soul that is truly penitent, dreads nothing but the thought of being rejected from the ‘presence,’ and deserted by the ‘Spirit’ of God. Lent is the 40 days before Easter. Psalms 51 PS 51:1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. "Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done [this] evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified … Psalm 51 English Standard Version Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God 1 To the choirmaster. Though David penned this psalm upon a very particular occasion, yet, it is of as general use as any of David's psalms; it is the most eminent of the penitential psalms, and most expressive of the cares and desires of a repenting sinner. Lu. And done this evil in Your sight– 1 Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, It cast a damp particularly upon his praises; when he had lost the joys of his salvation his harp was hung upon the willow-trees; therefore he prays, "Lord, open my life, put my heart in tune for praise again.’’ To those that are tongue-tied by reason of guilt the assurance of the forgiveness of their sins says effectually, Ephphatha—Be opened; and, when the lips are opened, what should they speak but the praises of God, as Zacharias did? His debauching of Bathsheba was the inlet to all the other sins that followed; it was as the letting forth of water. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. He now saw, more than ever, what an unclean heart he had, and sadly laments it, but sees it is not in his own power to amend it, and therefore begs of God (whose prerogative it is to create) that he would create in him a clean heart. 1:64 .II. He had, in this matter, discovered much inconstancy and inconsistency with himself, and therefore he prays, "Lord, fix me for the time to come, that I may never in like manner depart from thee.’’5. This he would comfort himself in and therefore sing of; and this he would endeavour both to acquaint and to affect others with; he would sing aloud of it. Memorization. Commentary, Psalm 51:1-12, Elizabeth Webb, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2015. He prays that God would prevent those national judgments which his sin had deserved, that he would continue those blessings, and carry on that good work, which it had threatened to retard and put a stop to. “Purify me with hyssop, and I will be … View Bible Text Psalm 51 is classified as an individual lament in which a single voice cries out to God for deliverance from a life-threatening situation. IV. David had sinned against Bathsheba, Uriah, their families, his family, his kingdom, and in a sense even against his own body (1 Corinthians 6:18). This all those should do that have had the benefit of it, and owe their all to it. 12:13 . More so, it was to bring glory to God. For him, the whole point of cleansing and restoration was to renew his relationship with God. To him, it did not matter what others thought; God did not despise his broken and contrite heart, and that was enough. (Read Psalm 51:7-15) Purge me with hyssop, with the blood of Christ applied to my soul by a lively faith, as the water of purification was sprinkled with a bunch of hyssop. 22:32 ), and for this cause he obtained mercy, 1 Tim. Make me hear joy and gladness, b. He was very free to own his guilt before God: I acknowledge my transgressions; this he had formerly found the only way of easing his conscience, Ps. Psalms 51. Chapter 51. Psalms 51:1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. We remember that David suffered this agony as a king. © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      .