A common problem that we all share is honesty when it comes to our own sin. It is always easier for us to condemn what others are doing but when it comes to ourselves it is easy to turn a blind eye. It has been said that the Christian faith makes no sense unless you start with the assumption that there is something drastically wrong. This week we are going to be looking Psalm 51 and the joy found in God’s mercy. King David was a man who at one point in his life failed miserably. He was an adulterer, a thief and a murderer, yet despite his sin, David was forgiven. In Psalm 51 we see the hope of forgiveness as God pours out His mercy and grace on us when we do not deserve it. This hope comes when we are honest and we recognize, confess and repent of our sin. Through honest confession and repentance God immediately forgives us and He is gracious to us. In experiencing God’s undeserved grace, we praise Him. We testify of His mercy to all who will hear, giving them the hope of His grace in receiving forgiveness.
Pastor Justin Nelson