Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according untothe multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Que: What word occurs the most often in this verse? MercyInteresting that David asks for Mercy before forgiveness…..why is that?Ex 34: 5, 6
5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORDGod, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth
How would you describe yourself if someone was to ask you about who youwere?How does the Lord describe himself?David knew enough about God’s character to know that his primary objective isto be merciful. Something that Judas failed to understand and even manyChristians today. They KNOW about Mercy. But have not experienced God’smercy. David must have experienced God’s mercy before and appeals to itagain. We NEED this mercy experience in order to be changed.Read verses 2-5
2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Que: What is the common denominator in these verses?
Iniquity, Sin,Trangression, Evil
Sin is mentioned 4 times, Iniquity 2, transgression 1, evil 1What is the message that David is trying to put across? I have sinned, I havesinned, I have sinned and I truly what I have done and what I have become!If someone had told him prior that he would have committed such a sin hewould noyt have believed it. Just as if we would not believe it if we were told thesame thing.