Hope for Today - The Bible teaching ministry of David Hocking

Meditations in the Psalms

April 21st

Psalm 51:14-19

Repentance means that we stop doing what is wrong. When it is real, there is a broken heart. Sacrifice is good when the heart is right; when it is not, all the busyness we can create will not satisfy God – we cannot hide from Him. Praise is difficult when sin is being entertained and kept in the mind and heart of the believer. May our hearts be broken before God, and may our praise come from the cleansing which God alone can bring.

  1. The deliverance he needed – verse 14
  2. The dependence upon the Lord that he wanted – verse 15
  3. The desire of God as it relates to sacrifice – verses 16-17
  4. The deeds which bring the pleasure of God – verses 18-19

Ask yourself whether or not your service for God comes from a clean heart, one that is broken and humbled before Him.

Verse for Meditation

Verse 17 – “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.”

Meditation Prayer

“Lord, I want to praise You and tell everyone I meet how wonderful You are!”

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