“And Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Also Have Forgiven Our Debtors”

“And Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Also Have Forgiven Our Debtors”

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51:1-12 ESV

What characteristics of God’s nature are spoken of here?

With this knowledge, what does David ask God to do?

  • We can stop forgiving others when Christ stops forgiving us
Reflect

What has God revealed to you?

Pray for
  • To be forgiving toward my fellow believers
  • God to be glorified through the harmony of believers in the Kingdom Body of Christ
Additional reading
Saturday Psalm 32
Sunday Psalm 33

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