I could not agree more with the commentary that goes along with this verse. My sins might be different but sin is sin before God. We tend to put sin in categories. Not bad (misdemeanor), next one is a little worse but not as bad as some, then we have the really bad column. We even have one that we want to say is so bad they should not be allowed forgiveness. Thank the Lord that if we sincerely approach the throne and repent and turn from our sin, He will forgive us because of the blood of Jesus. I like the book of Jonah. He is a good example of what we think many times. He did not want to go to Nineveh to preach. He knew God was compassionate and would forgive them and they were evil people. He finally obeyed and then he went to sit and pout. God asked what his problem was and Jonah told Him. We would want God to continue being compassionate towards us when we mess up things, therefore we should rejoice for He is good!
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
David has committed adultery with Bathsheba and sent her husband Uriah to the front lines of battle to be killed. Through the prophet Nathan, God tells David that the son that was just born to him would die because of David’s sin. For seven days after this, David pleaded before God for the child’s life, through fasting and prayer. It is these kinds of words, like we see in Psalm 51, that pour out from David’s heart once he realizes that he sinned against the Lord. Thanks to Jesus Christ, being deceived into sin is not the end of our relationship with God, rather it should be a platform for repentance and prayer.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.