Psalms 51-57

What does it say?
David prays for God to forgive him, for all sin is against God. He knows that he is by nature a sinner and ask that God hide his face from his sin. He asks God to cleanse him of his sin and create in him a new heart that teaches transgressors God’s ways, so that others may be converted to God. David knows that no sacrifice that he could offer would please God, but God is pleased with repentance. David asks for the Lord to build up the walls of Jerusalem. Man boast in his evil and is a worker of deceit. The man who does not trust in God but trust in his riches with evil desire will be torn down and taken away. However, David trust in the lovingkindness of God forever. The fool says in his heart that there is no God and there is no one who does good. David prays for salvation for Israel that they may turn to God and be glad. Violent ungodly men sought the life of David. However, he believes that God will rescue him from his foes. David will give thanksgiving sacrifices to the Lord for deliverance. David is distracted because of the voice of the enemy. David would like to run away if he could. David ask the Lord to confuse the enemy. David could bear it if the enemy was not a former friend. The enemy is a murder and a liar. David trust that God will destroy the men of bloodshed and deceit. Evil men twist the words of David and trample upon him. David trust that God will deliver him from death and keep him from stumbling. David trust that God will be gracious towards him; therefore, his soul takes refuge in God. The sons of men are seeking the life of David. David believes that he will sing of the lovingkindness and truth of God among the peoples. 

What does it mean?
There are none righteous...There are none who do Good. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. The foolish man says in his heart that there is no God. Everyone is accountable to God for the things that we think, say and do. Every single person on the earth was born a sinner. We do not become sinners. We sin because we are sinners. We must know that all sin is against God, confess our sins to God with a contrite heart and ask for his forgiveness. We must ask him to transform us and give us a true heart. When a man comes to understand who God is and what he has done; then he will desire to become a new creation. The man of God knows that all men are sinners. He teaches sinners the ways of God and hopes for their salvation; however, he knows that there will be many who reject the word of God and continue in sin. The way of sin is destruction and the way of God is life.

What shall I do?
I have and shall repent of my sins and put my faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of all my sin. I shall trust in God to save me from evil men. I shall tell of the grace and truth of God among the peoples of the earth. I cannot make anyone believe but I can tell all of Jesus Christ. I shall use the law to bring the knowledge of sin; thereby, close the self-righteous mouth. I shall preach the gospel in hopes that those who are convicted by the law will repent and put their faith in Jesus Christ. I shall not worry about the enemies threats but shall trust in the Lord to save me.

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