Today’s Encouraging Word
Pastor Bob Hylton
August 16, 2015
Summer Psalms Series
The Payoff for Purity
A Psalm of David for the Director of Music. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David committed adultery with Bathsheba.
1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. 5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. 6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. 9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
The Payoff of Purity
1. Contrition: Repentance is the .
2. Confession: Forgiveness begins by .
3. Cleansing: Renewed relationship with God .
4. Commitment to Holiness: Desiring a pure heart is the .
5. Consecration: Holy Living is a .