Be merciful to me, O God, because of your constant love. Because of your great mercy wipe away my sins! Wash away all my evil and make me clean from my sin! Psalm 51:1-2
So then, my friends, because of God’s great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to His service and pleasing to Him. This is the true worship that you should offer. Romans 12:1
REMEMBER: MERCY is NOT receiving what we DESERVE.
King David, a man after God’s Own Heart, sinned grievously against God, and Psalm 51 expresses the content of David’s heart, when the Prophet Nathan had spoken to him about his act of adultery with Bathsheba. David had committed a sinful act, and his transgression was brought to his attention by God, through the prophet Nathan. This Psalm is a PRAYER that we ALL should voice to our HOLY, RIGHTEOUS GOD.
“Be MERCIFUL to ME, O GOD, because of your CONSTANT LOVE.” In other words, David was saying: “O God, because of Your CONSTANT LOVE do NOT give me what I deserve, because of your GREAT MERCY wipe AWAY my SINS. WASH AWAY ALL my EVIL and make me CLEAN from my SIN!" This was David’s PLEA for FORGIVENESS, and to be made CLEAN from the FILTH of his SINS. In verse four, David acknowledges his transgressions against God, and says: “So You are right in judging me; You are JUSTIFIED in CONDEMNING me.” David realized that God was RIGHT in His JUDGING him and He was JUSTIFIED in His CONDEMNATION of him. And that God could bring this JUDGMENT AGAINST him, but because of GOD’S CONSTANT LOVE, He could be MERCIFUL towards him, and CLEANSE him of his SINS.
So it is with us today, we too, can PRAY for GOD’S GREAT MERCY, when we SIN against Him. And, as the Apostle Paul told the BELIEVERS in Rome; “Because of God’s GREAT MERCY to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a LIVING SACRIFICE to God, DEDICATED to His service and PLEASING to Him. This is the TRUE WORSHIP that you SHOULD offer.” The body of the TRUE BELIEVER is the temple of God’s Holy Spirit, and should be treated as such, keeping it CLEAN and FREE from the FILTH of SIN. The body is ALIVE and should be OFFERED to GOD as a “LIVING SACRIFICE”, SEPARATED from the world and its ways, and TOTALLY DEVOTED to GOD for His service and PLEASING to Him. TRUE WORSHIP is SPIRITUAL WORSHIP and is ANY form of MINISTRY that is performed for God. And this is our gift to God for His CONSTANT LOVE and GREAT MERCY. Have you asked God for His GREAT MERCY? If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to Him, you are destined to spend ALL of your ETERNITY in Hell, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE. In order to receive God’s GREAT MERCY, you MUST BE WILLING TO TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and to TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. You MUST BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART that, Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then you MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and receive GOD’S GREAT MERCY and an ETERNITY in HEAVEN. So do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!