Repentance · Restoration · Sin

clean hearts… they are created…

Psalm 51:10-17 NLT

Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.

Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.

Then I will teach your ways to rebels, and they will return to you.

Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves; then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.

Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise you.

You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering.

The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.

Create… in me… a clean heart… O God…

create… it’s what the Creator does… and it’s by His work… of creation… that we receive a clean heart… in place of the old…

The Creator… He created man… from the dust… the dirt… of the earth…

He will not reject… a broken heart… because that is where He gets the dirt… to create the clean… pure… heart…

Our hearts… far from clean… Sin… dirtying up… hardening… our hearts… to the point of… breaking…

A breaking that happens… when the realization sinks in… I cannot clean up my heart… He must create it anew…

In the brokenness… of repentance… He sees… the raw material… to create… something new… clean… and good…

Only He… through His Son… by His Spirit… takes the mess we’ve made… and creates… the clean…

Thank You, Lord… for taking the pieces of my broken heart… and creating one that is clean… You will not despise… a broken… repentant… heart… 

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