Even in the depth of his guilt and pain, David was able to turn again toward God. He poured out his heart, recognizing that a repentant spirit was worth so much more to God than any number of sacrifices. His journey toward restoration – after sins that many of us would have a hard time forgiving ourselves for – provides an example of why David was “a man after God’s own heart,” despite all of his flaws.
Questions for further thought:
1. Is there any sin you need to ask forgiveness for with a broken and repentant spirit?
2. Is there anyone who has sinned against you who needs your forgiveness?
Challenge: Read through Psalm 51, resting in the assurance that God is able to create in us a clean heart every time we ask Him to.
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