Have mercy on me, O God,
According to your unfailing love;
According to your great compassion
Blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
And cleanse me from my sin.
David pleads for God’s mercy for God to blot out his transgressions, to wash away his sins and remove any trace of sin from his heart.
For I know my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me.
Against you and you only have I sinned
And done what is evil in your sight,
So that you are proved right when you speak
And justified when you judge.
David knows what he did, and he knows it was sinful, and it will always be before him.
King David is being honest here. He knows he has been found out. The prophet Nathan confronted him about his affair with Bathsheba and all that entailed. We, who claim to belong to Jesus, must examine our lives and our hearts to find our transgressions and surrender ourselves to God. It is up to each of us to do this for ourselves, no one can do it for us.
I am taking a break from blogging. I have some things to take care of and need to get refreshed. I have been running close to empty and need to replenish myself and take care of some other things. I will be back on Tuesday, September 1st.