Whiter Than Snow: Psalm 51:1-9
Whiter Than Snow: Psalm 51:1-9By: Todd Hudnall
Psa. 51:0 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm
of David when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to
Psa. 51:1 Have mercy upon me, O God,
to Your lovingkindness;
to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
out my transgressions.
Psa. 51:2 Wash
me thoroughly from my iniquity,
cleanse me from my sin.
Psa. 51:3 For
I acknowledge my transgressions,
my sin is always before me.
Psa. 51:4 Against
You, You only, have I sinned,
done this evil in Your sight—
You may be found just when You speak,
And blameless when You judge.
When we sin, it
is critical that we acknowledge our sin is first and foremost against God.
Psa. 51:5 Behold,
I was brought forth in iniquity,
in sin my mother conceived me.
We all have a sin
nature that is a propensity toward waywardness from God.
Psa. 51:6 Behold,
You desire truth in the inward parts,
in the hidden part You will make me
to know wisdom.
Psa. 51:7 Purge
me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
When we confess
and repent of our sin, God will purge our sin, cleanse us, wash us and make us
whiter than snow.
Psa. 51:8 Make
me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may
Psa. 51:9 Hide
Your face from my sins,
blot out all my iniquities.
He will restore
our joy, heal our lives, no longer see our sin and blot out our iniquities.