PSALM 51:6-8

6. Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart.

7. Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean (ceremonially); wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8. Make me to hear joy and gladness and be satisfied; let the bones which You have broken rejoice.

DEFINITIONS

Truth -d) the quality or state of being true; agreement with a standard rule; conformity with fact.

This is a Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet, came to him after he had sinned with Bathsheba. In all aspects of life, the Lord requires truth in our heart. That is why so many do not acknowledge Him. They have been taught many things from their youth up till now. They put it all together and decide for themselves what they want to believe.

You can talk to someone about the Lord all day, but if there is no truth in the heart, they won’t hear you. That is what prayer is all about. The Lord has to draw them to Himself, or they will not come. So, we pray for Him to draw many to Him, opening their eyes and ears to the truth.

David knew what he did was wrong. He was like Adam and Eve and was running away from God instead of to Him for help. The Lord loved David so much. He was not going to let him suffer any longer. That is the mercy of God. Now David could ask for joy and gladness again. He felt so much pain inside as if all his bones were broken. That is what sin does to the redeemed.

Who knows what lies he heard while he was in torment? Satan had access to his mind. He loves to tell God’s people how disappointed God is in them, that they have crossed the line this time. They might as well give up. God will never forgive them.

So many lies. If we bring our sins quickly to the Lord and honestly talk about it, He will give us the needed strength to repent and not have to hear all the lies of the enemy. We will face God sooner or later. Putting it off only makes it more painful. The Lord will come after His children eventually.

Psalm 15:1 Lord, who shall dwell in Your tabernacle? Who shall dwell in Your Holy Hill?

2. He who walks and lives uprightly and blamelessly, who works rightness and justice, and speaks and thinks the truth in his heart.

If we believe Satan’s lies or any other lies about ourselves, about the Lord’s goodness, or the Word of God, we will not be able to stand before Him when He comes. Rev. 6:17 says, For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand before it?

Without truth in our heart, we will run the other way. This is the time to examine our heart and see if there is only truth. So many lies sent across the airwaves every day. Lord give us truth in the inward parts so we will be able to stand when you come!

CH SPURGEON

Judge yourself at what Christ is rather than what you are. Satan will try to mar your peace by reminding you of your sinfulness and imperfections. You can only meet his accusations by faithfully adhering to the Gospel and refusing to wear the yoke of bondage.

SONGS – A BROKEN SPIRIT – EVER LET IT BE – IN CHRIST ALONE – MARTY NYSTRUM

IN CHRIST ALONE/HOSANNA

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