“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” – Psalm 51:10
Dear Christian, do you have a clean heart before your God? As David penned Psalm 51 he was keenly aware of his sin and the offense that it was against the LORD. He knew that even though his sin would have a great affect on his relationship with others, it had a greater affect on his relationship with his Lord (Vs. 4). Sin is something that brings separation between sweet fellowship and communion with our Lord. When we sin, our relationship with God goes from being a relationship of grace, to a relationship of guilt. Therefore when sin invades your life, you must immediately run to God in humble contrition and repentance. The Lord is always ready and willing to forgive those who confess and repent of their sins (1 John 1:9).
Brothers and sisters, if you are not clean before your God today, don’t hesitate to call out to Him with a humble heart. Plead with Him as the tax collector in Luke 18 who, “…standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God be merciful to me, the sinner.” Those who approach the Lord with an acute understanding of their own filthiness will be made clean by God, because they realize their utter helplessness and dependence on Him for renewal. Know with certainty that God will make you clean!