Create in Me a Pure Heart
Written by: Ricky Spears Recorded by: Ricky Spears
This meditation is the second of a three part series on Psalm 51. In Have Mercy on Me, O God, we examined the first 6 verses as David laments over his sin of committing adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband Uriah, and asks God to forgive him. In this meditation, you will contemplate verses 7 through 12 where David asks God to clean him, renew him, and restore him. In a previous meditation, you asked God to Guard Your Heart; in this meditation you ask God to Create in Me a Pure Heart.
When I originally began to write the first meditation in this series, I was only going to do a few particular verses from this Psalm. As I meditated on it in my own life though, I realized that every line holds life-changing truth that needs to be seriously contemplated. A single meditation would probably be more than an hour long though, so I decided to present it in a three-part series. This is the second of those three parts. I am now planning to do more series type meditations that will build and elaborate on each other and allow us to go deeper into the study and personal application of God's Word. Let me know what you think in the comments. (Photo by Jennifer Milward. Original on flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License)