FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Scripture: Psalm 51:12-17
In the second half of Psalm 51, David began to pick up the restoration theme, which is the promise of the covenant of Sure Mercy and all the blessing that will come as a result. He will teach the transgressors God’s ways, sinners will be converted and his deliverance from bloodguiltiness will cause him to sing aloud of God’s righteousness, His mouth will show forth praise. God did not desire sacrifice or else he would give it. God does not delight in burnt offering. But what He does delight in are a broken and contrite heart. These David had and he demonstrated them before the Lord. He cried out for full and complete forgiveness. David knew the covenant promised it. David was a master at praying God’s restoration. He knew God’s heart, he knew God’s purpose and he was crying out for it.