Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Psalm 51:10-12 NLT

[10] Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.

[11] Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.

[12] Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.

Reflection . . .

This famous passage of confession and repentance gives us the basics for a right relationship with the Lord.

  1. A clean heart – renewed, regenerated.
  2. Loyalty to the Lord – renewed, steadfast.
  3. Closeness of His presence – in communion with the Holy Spirit.
  4. Salvation Joy – deeply understood and a willingness to obey.

Of all the things we might look for when we are found in sin and away from the Lord, these are often the last things we long for until we come to acknowledge the truth of God’s love and mercy towards us.

This video is a classic version of Keith Green singing “Create in Me a Clean Heart”