Today I read Psalm 51.
What struck me as I read was David’s prayer to the Lord. His recognition that he was not clean but sinful. Not just sinful in that he did a few bad things but that he was sinful to the core. He knew his heart (desire, will, wants) needed to change. He knew God was the only one who could bring about that change.
David’s recognition and prayer is a prayer of true repentance. He admits his own guilt, his own sin, and turns from self to God.
When we pray as David, when we come to God broken and contrite, we please the Lord.
It is not the external sacrifices of works that please God, but it is the internal sacrifice of the heart that brings God pleasure.
True worship occurs when we give our whole being to God through a relationship with Jesus. True…
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