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OF ALL THE PSALMS, I BLEIEVE IS ONE OF THE MOST HEART WRENCHING PSALMS.
IT IS A HEART FILLED AND GENUINE ACCOUNT OF DAVIDS GUILTY HEART.
THERE IS NO REAL NEED TO ENLARGE THE CIRCUMSTANCES, THE HEADING TELLS THE TRAGIC STORY.
SLIDE HEADING OF
TO THE CHOIRMASTER.
A PSALM OF DAVID, WHEN NATHAN THE PROPHET WENT TO HIM, AFTER HE HAD GONE IN TO BATHSHEBA.
ABUSE OF HIS KINGLY POWER
PASSIONS GIVEN INTO
DARKER GUILT CAN SCARCELY BE FOUND IN SCRIPTURE
THIS SORROWFUL PSALM IS A MIRROR OF OUR OWN HEART, FOR IT REVEALS THAT IN EACH OF US, THERE IS SOMETHING NEAR HELL AND SOMETHING NEAR HEAVEN.
SOMETHING DIABOLICAL AND SOMETHING DIVINE - HERBERT LOCKYEAR
WRITTEN WELL OVER THREE THOUSAND YEARS AGO, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN WRITTEN YESTERDAY, FOR ITS TITLE PROVES THAT IT IS TIMELESS.
THE PSALM CAN BE BROKEN UP INTO THREE DISTINCT SECTIONS
THE CONFESSION OF GUILT - V1-6
THE PRAYER FOR DIVINE RENEWAL - V7-12
THE REWARD OF RESTORED FELLOWSHIP - V13-19
TODAY WE LOOK AT ONE LONE VERSE:
SLIDE A CLEAN HEART
A CLEAN HEART
THE TWO REQUESTS FOUND IN THIS VERSE COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER - A CLEAN HEART AND A RIGHT SPIRIT.
IF YOU HAVE A CLEAN HEART YOU WILL MANIFEST A RIGHT SPIRIT.
YOU CANNOT HAVE A RIGHT SPIRIT TOWARD GOD AND OTHERS UNTIL YOU HAVE A CLEAN HEART.
THE CLEAN HEART WE TALK ABOUT IS THE INWARD WORK OF GRACE AND IT IS WHAT GOD DOES IN US.
IT REPRESENTS THE ROOT OF HOLINESS
THE RIGHT SPIRIT IS THE OUTWARD WORK OF GOD AND IS WHAT HE DOES THROUGH US AND SUGGESTS THE FRUIT OF HOLINESS.
SANCTIFICATION—involves more than a mere moral reformation of character, brought about by the power of the truth: it is the work of the Holy Spirit bringing the whole nature more and more under the influences of the new gracious principles implanted in the soul in regeneration.
In other words, sanctification is the carrying on to perfection the work begun in regeneration, and it extends to the whole man (Rom.
6:13; 2 Cor.
4:6; Col. 3:10; 1 John 4:7; 1 Cor.
6:19).
It is the special office of the Holy Spirit in the plan of redemption to carry on this work (1 Cor.
6:11; 2 Thess.
2:13).
Faith is instrumental in securing sanctification, inasmuch as it (1) secures union to Christ (Gal.
2:20), and (2) brings the believer into living contact with the truth, whereby he is led to yield obedience “to the commands, trembling at the threatenings, and embracing the promises of God for this life and that which is to come.”
Perfect sanctification is not attainable in this life (1 Kings 8:46; Prov.
20:9; Eccl.
7:20; James 3:2; 1 John 1:8).
See Paul’s account of himself in Rom.
7:14–25; Phil.
3:12–14; and 1 Tim.
1:15; also the confessions of David (Ps.
19:12, 13; 51), of Moses (90:8), of Job (42:5, 6), and of Daniel (9:3–20).
“The more holy a man is, the more humble, self-renouncing, self-abhorring, and the more sensitive to every sin he becomes, and the more closely he clings to Christ.
The moral imperfections which cling to him he feels to be sins, which he laments and strives to overcome.
Believers find that their life is a constant warfare, and they need to take the kingdom of heaven by storm, and watch while they pray.
They are always subject to the constant chastisement of their Father’s loving hand, which can only be designed to correct their imperfections and to confirm their graces.
And it has been notoriously the fact that the best Christians have been those who have been the least prone to claim the attainment of perfection for themselves.”,
Hodge’s Outlines.
SANCTIFICATION—involves more than a mere moral reformation of character, brought about by the power of the truth: it is the work of the Holy Spirit bringing the whole nature more and more under the influences of the new gracious principles implanted in the soul in regeneration.
In other words, sanctification is the carrying on to perfection the work begun in regeneration, and it extends to the whole man (Rom.
6:13; 2 Cor.
4:6; Col. 3:10; 1 John 4:7; 1 Cor.
6:19).
It is the special office of the Holy Spirit in the plan of redemption to carry on this work (1 Cor.
6:11; 2 Thess.
2:13).
Faith is instrumental in securing sanctification, inasmuch as it (1) secures union to Christ (Gal.
2:20), and (2) brings the believer into living contact with the truth, whereby he is led to yield obedience “to the commands, trembling at the threatenings, and embracing the promises of God for this life and that which is to come.”
THIS IS TO US A VERY CONFUSING PRAYER BECAUSE WHEN WE LOOK AT DAVID - DO WE NOT SEE THAT HE HAD RECEIVED THIS DIVINE ANOINTING FROM GOD?
WHEN WE LOOK AT DAVID - DO WE NOT SEE THAT HE HAD RECEIVED THIS DIVINE ANOINTING FROM GOD
WE READ IN
THAT DAVID WAS A MAN AFTER GODS OWN HEART.
YET HERE HE IS CRYING OUT FOR A CLEAN HEART - DID HE NOT ALREADY HAVE THE HEART OF GOD?
A REGENERATED HEART OS THE POSSESSION OF ALL BELIEVERS, IT IMPLIES THE REMOVAL OF ALL PAST PENALTY AND GUILT OF SIN.
A CLEAN HEART IS ONE WE ALL NEED TO PRAY FOR, AS PAUL DESCRIBES IN
A CLEAN HEART IS A NECESSARY CREATION
1 THESSALONIANS 5:23
THE PSALM REVEALS THE REGRET OF THE SINNER , THE PROGRESS FROM OUTWARD SIN TO INWARD SIN.
DAVID CAME TO DISCOVER HIDDEN SPRINGS WITHIN HIS BEING.
DAVID CAME TO DISCOVER HIDDEN SPRINGS WITHIN HIS BEING
LOOKING AT THIS SITUATION WE ARE SADDENED - DAVID HAD BEEN A CHILD OF GOD FOR 50 YEARS, IS IT NOT TRAGIC THAT HIS LIFE AND ROYALTY WERE MARRED BY ONE SIN?
OUR PRAYER NEEDS TO BE:
MAY GOD DELIVER US FROM THE PERIL OF INDULGENCE IN THE SIN THAT SO EASILY TROUBLES US.
MANY OUTSTANDING BIBLE SAINTS STAINED THEIR CHARACTER BY A PARTICULAR SIN.
NOAH SELF INDULGED - GOT DRUNK
ABRAHAM - DECEIVED ABIMELECH
MOSES LOST HIS TEMPER
ACHAN DIED FOR HIS GREED AND COVETING OF POSSESIONS
THE CHILDREN OF ISREAL KEPT FROM THE PROMISE LAND BECAUSE OF UNBELIEF
DAVID - GAVE INTO LUST
CLEAN HANDS ARE THE RESULT OF A CLEAN HEART
THE CLEAN HEART IS A HOLY CREATION
BECAUSE THE ISSUES OF LIFE SPRING FROM THE HEART, IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR OUR HERTS TO BE PURIFIED AND THEN KEPT PURE.
UNLESS THE FOUNTAIN IS CLEAN, THE WATER WILL NOT BE WHOLESOME.
WHAT EXACTLY DO WE MEAN BY A PURE HEART?
IT IS NOT THAT WE ARE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT BUT THE LIABILITY TO SIN IS ALWAYS PRESENT EVEN IN THE BEST OF US.
HOWEVER THAT TENDENCY TO SIN CAN BE COUNTERACTED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHOS MISSION IS TO PRODUCE DIVINE HOLINESS IN OUR LIVES.
THERE IS A DISTINCTION BETWEEN BLAMELESS AND FAULTLESS.
OFTEN WE ARE BLAMELESS BUT NEVER ARE WE FAULTLESS.
BLAMELESS AND FAULTLESS
SLIDE BLAMELESS
WE MAKE MANY MISTAKES, BUT ARE BLAMELESS IN THEM BECAUSE OF PARTIAL LIGHT - WE DID NOT KNOW THEM TO BE MISTAKES BUT ARE BLAMELESS IN THEM.
FAULTLESS WOULD MEAN WE ARE INCAPABLE OF MAKING MISTAKES
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT THERE WAS A SACRIFICE FOR THE SINS OF IGNORANCE.
OUR OLD NATURE IS THE SEAT OF SIN AND SUBJECT TO THE ATTRACTIONS OF THE FLESH.
ONLY OUR LORD JESUS LIVED ON EARTH AND WAS FAULTLESS OR SINLESS
OUR OBLIGATION IS TO LIVE IN HARMONY WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO IS ABLE TO MAKE US SENSITIVE TO WHAT IS ALIEN .
LET US LOOK AT WHAT DAVID PRAYED FOR - A CLEAN HEART - GOD WANTS US TO EXPERIENCE A CLEAN HEART.
SLIDE CLEAN HEART DEFINE
BY A CLEAN HEART, WE UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS NO KNOWN, CONSCIOUS, UNJUDGED OR UNFORGIVEN SIN.
DAVID WAS NOT REFERRING TO THOSE THINGS HE KNEW TO BE WRONG AND WHICH HE HID FROM OTHERS, BUT TO DEPTHS OF CORRUPTION WITHIN HIS BEING HE DID NOT KNOW EXISTED.THEY WERE NOT KNOWN TO HIM BUT TO GOD AND HE SOUGHT TO WALK IN THE LIGHT, THE UNKNOWN BECAME KNOWN AND THE SECRET FAULTS WERE REVEALED.
WHEN WE HAVE A CLEAN HEART THEN WE ARE CONSCIOUS THERE IS NOTHING BETWEEN THE LORD AND OURSELVES TO HINDER COMMUNION.
THIS INNER CONDITION IS MAINTAINED AS THE HOLY SPIRIT BRINGS TO MIND THE HIDDEN AND WE CONFESS AND REPENT OF OUR SINS.
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