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  • Writer's pictureDanny Domingo


David concluded his prayer in Psalm 51 with these words, "May it please you to prosper Zion, to build up the walls of Jerusalem. Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous, in burnt offerings offered whole; then bulls will be offered on your altar (18-19). Zion is a mountain in Jerusalem that the Bible refers to as the mountain in which Jesus will reign in His second coming. As a result, there are times when Mount Zion refers to Jerusalem, the city of God. David prayed that God would bless Zion and the security of Jerusalem by building up walls. Then David acknowledged that God was pleased with the sacrifices of the righteous. David referred to those people who sinned, confessed their sins to God, offered animal sacrifices for their sins, and turned away from their sins. These were people who failed in their sins and became righteous again because they chose to change and return to the ways of God. There is always forgiveness for those who confess their sins and repent of their sins. 


David committed murder and adultery or possibly rape. David betrayed and killed Uriah and completely destroyed his family. David used his throne and influence to get what he wanted and succeeded with it. However, God saw everything that David did and exposed his evil sin. God forgave David for all the sins that he had done because God is merciful, gracious, and loving. However, David lived with the consequences of his sin. The child who was the result of his adultery died, and eventually, one of his sons would steal his throne and sleep with his concubines in the open, where everyone would know. David sinned in secret, but his son, Absalom, would do it where everybody would know. There is nothing that we have done in the past that God cannot forgive. We are all committed sin; some are known by others, and some are unknown. However, we can confess our sins to God and turn away from our sins for our forgiveness.


God eventually restored David and had another child with Bathsheba, whom he named Solomon. David and Bathsheba became the great-grandparents of our Lord Jesus. Even Jesus came from a broken family. We have to remember that God can forgive any sins that we have done if we are willing to change. Also, there is nothing good that can come out of sin, no matter how much it gives us pleasure. Sin will ultimately lead to despair and destruction, so let us continue to walk in God's ways and not give in to the sins of this world.


Questions for application: (Think through these questions carefully, meditate on them while answering them, and let the Spirit of God speak to you.) Is there any unconfessed sin in my life at this moment? What should I do when I am in sin? What happens when I confess my sin to God but am not willing to change?


Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.



Father in Heaven, thank you for being a merciful, gracious, and loving God. I confess my sins to you and turn away from sin. Please forgive me and help me walk in your way. Please help me not give in to temptations that easily entangle me. Please strengthen my relationship with you. Thank you for forgiving all my sins. In your name, Jesus, I pray. Amen.



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