OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
David does not pray, “Lord, preserve me my reputation,” as Saul, I have sinned, yet honour me before this people. No his great concern is to get his corrupt nature changed: the sin he had been guilty of was, (1) An evidence of its impurity, and therefore he prays, Create in me a clean heart, O God!
He now saw, more than ever, what an unclean heart he had, and sadly laments it, but sees it is not in his own power to amend it, and therefore begs of God (whose prerogative it is to create) that he would create in him a clean heart. He only that made the heart can make it and to his power nothing is impossible.
He created the world by the word of his power as the God of nature, and it is by the word of his power as the God of grace that we are clean (John 15:3), that we are sanctified, John 17:17 (2) It was the cause of its disorder, and undid much of the good work that had been wrought in him and therefore he prays, “Lord, renew a right spirit within me repair the decays of spiritual strength which this sin has been the cause of, and set me to rights again” Renew a constant spirit within me, so some. He had, in this matter, discovered much inconstancy and inconsistency with himself, and therefore he prays, “Lord, fix me for the time to come, that I may never in like manner depart from thee” 5. He prays for the continuance of God’s good-will towards him and the progress of his good work in him, Psalms 51:11 (1) That he might never be shut out from God’s favour: “Cast me not away from thy presence, as one whom thou abhorrest and canst not endure to look upon” He prays that he might not be thrown out of God’s protection, but that wherever he went, he might have the divine presence with him, might be under the guidance of his wisdom and in the custody of his power, and that he might not be forbidden communion with God: “Let me not be banished thy courts, but always have liberty of access to thee by prayer” He does not deprecate the temporal judgments which God by Nathan had threatened to bring upon him “God’s will be done but, Lord, rebuke me no in thy wrath. If the sword come into my house never to depart from it, yet let me have a God to go to in my distresses, and all shall be well.
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
As we journey forward, Heavenly Father, we look for your guidance and
comforting. We thank you, Lord, for each moment you dedicate to our lives, families, and homes. As we hear from the Holy Spirit, we know your voice is being listened to through him and all those infirmities which may plague us will be healed and a hedge of protection built around our lives. We thank you, Father, for all your mercies and abundant dealings you perform on our behalf. Thank you, Lord, for being our Shepherd and bringing us to bountiful pastures and protecting us from ravening wolves. This we pray in your name Yeshua. Amen and Amen.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient unto our
Yeshua as a “Watchman.” This I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua.“ “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength. In the name of Yeshua, we pray Amen and Amen.