David’s Prayer for Restoration

April 29th, 2015

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Psalm 51:1-19

One of my wife’s favorite is home makeover television programs; where expert designers walk a family through a total restoration of their home. My favorite part of the show is when you get to see the ‘before and after’ of each room. Such transformations!  These episodes are very instructional for home restoration wannabes like me.

David’s penitent prayer for restoration is one that pleads for a total heart makeover. The prophet Nathan took David for a discerning walk through his own heart home. David acknowledges the deplorable condition of his sin-ridden life; pleads for mercy, cries out for restoration and cries out to the Lord for a total heart makeover. This episode is very instructional to the careful viewers of heart home improvement. In fact, David bargains with the Chief Carpenter, “Restore me . . . Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you” (Psalm 51:12, 13). The Expert Designer is ready to give us a total heart makeover; or perhaps a little fix up is all that is needed.

Author: Stephen M. Long


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