Longing to Be Pure

January 24th, 2012

RG AUDIO 012412Psalm 51:10-19

When you hear the word “pure,” what comes to mind? What does it mean to you? The definition defines “pure” as “genuine,” “untainted,” “free from anything contaminating,” “free from blemishes” and so on.

In Psalm 51 David asks God to create in him a pure heart. He asks to not be cast away from the Lord’s presence. Why does David feel the need to make such a request? Because he knows that God is pure, genuine, and unblemished. David’s sinful impurity causes him to fear God’s rejection. David knows he is not pure, but he wants to be. David recognizes that purity is not within his own power; God alone can make him pure.

If we have sinned we need to join David and ask forgiveness. We need to know what God desires most from us: a broken and contrite heart that longs to be pure.

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