Restoration to Ministry by God #2

Psalm 51:7-10

The weight of David’s sin is unbearable he has confessed to God that he was wrong and guilty as charged and deserves whatever God sees fit to punish him.

He is pleading for the mercy of God not  judgment from men.

His only hope and help are in God’s compassion, his pity and grace for sinners.

Last week in verse # 5 David says because I was shaped in iniquity and in sin, that is why I did what I did.

My flesh got a hold of me and would not let me go.
My pride got a whole of me and would not let me go.
My eyes lead and guided me to the wrong things and my mind obeyed my eyes

He is praying from a self-inflicted wound and his heart cries out to his only hope and help which is God to forgive and restore.

  1. David is determined to be right with God- vs.7-8
  2. David’s desire is for fellowship with God- vs. 9
  3. David’s prayer is for restoration from God- vs. 10 

Restoration is only available when we are honest with ourselves and honest with God.

You can’t get right until you confess you are wrong.
You can’t get clean until you know you are dirty.
You cannot please God until you know God demands holiness from his children.

  1. David is determined to be right with God- vs. 7-8.
“Purged me with hyssop and I shall be clean, wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
a. David expresses extreme confidence in God’s cleansing.
  • I shall be clean!
  • I shall be whiter than snow!
b. David’s prayer is for inward cleansing.
  • David knew that the hyssop plant that was used to sprinkle blood on the outside of things would not get the job done.
c. Purge, is from the word “hhata” which means to remove sin.
  • Purge is to make atonement for sin.
  • David knew to be right with God he had to deal with his sin.
  • The prayer is that sin would be taken away so that he would be free of its weight.
“Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.”
  • The Law condemned him.
  • His own conscience condemned him.
  • People condemned him.
David’s bones had been broken and crushed by the weight of sin!

David needed to hear the voice of God’s love, forgiveness, and restoration which would give him joy and gladness!

II. David’s desire is for fellowship with God- vs. 9.
“Hide thy face from my sins and blot out all mine iniquities.”

a. David is reminded that sin separates us from God.
  • Sin destroys our fellowship with God.
  • Sin destroys our fellowship with the people of God.
b. Hide thy face from my sin God, so we can walk and talk together again.
  • God is too holy and pure to even look upon sin.
c. The joy of enjoying intimate fellowship with God in indescribable.
  • The hymn: I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses; and the voice I hear falling on my ear the Son of God discloses. And he walks with me, and he talks with me and he tells me I am his own and the joy we shared as we tarry there, none other has ever known
  • But the saints of old said, I went into the valley one day to pray and my soul got happy and I stayed all day!
d. David prays for forgiveness to restore fellowship with God.
  • Blot out all mine iniquities!
  • Erase all the sin in my life!
God will cast our sins as far as the east is from the west.
God forgives and forget our sins, that is, he will not bring them up again.

Micah 7:18, “Who is a God like unto thee that pardons iniquity and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? He retaineth not his anger for ever because he delighteth in mercy. And cast our sin into the depths of the sea."

III. David’s prayer is for restoration from God- vs. 10
“Create in me a clean heart O God and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of my salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”
          a. David knows his problem is a heart problem.
  • Create in me a clean heart O God!
Create is Bara it is to make something out of nothing.
  • Sin corrupts our hearts.
Jer. 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked who can know it?"

All of us are capable of committing sin that displeases God because of our deceitful and wicked hearts.

There was a song back in the day, the cleanup women.
But David knew a cleanup God! Who can fix what sin has messed up.
God is a heart fixer and a mind regulator!

b. David’s knows he needed a spirit renewal.
  • Renew a right spirit within me!
  • Renew is chadash (Khaw-dash) is to repair.
What is it that renews our spirit? It is the word of God.
  • Heb. 4:12, “For the word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
c. David prays that God would not throw him away and not take away the Holy Spirit from him.
  • God would never throw away those whom he loves with an everlasting love. His love is bullet proof.
  • The Holy Spirit is sealed within our very being until the day of redemption.
d. David asks God to restore the joy of his salvation.
  • David was still saved but miserable.
  • Sin had distorted his fellowship with God and with people.
  • Sin had destroyed his testimony and his witness to the world.
  • Sin had taken away the joy of his salvation.
Salvation is more than how I feel.
But how I feel has a lot to do with my salvation.
My salvation is the reason for my joy.

Knowing that God is my God, and I am his child.

Knowing that God loves me in my mess and through my mess brings great joy to my heart. 

God will take our misery and turn it into a ministry!

God will turn our mess into a message of the gospel!