Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Purge Us with the Blood of Christ
Our privileges are lost because of sins but God restores them when Jesus cleanses and pardons us. Sin mired David’s conduct so he requested God to flush off his sin. People had to be clean when coming to God’s presence to worship and serve Him. But based on David’s view, sin made it impossible to worship and serve the holy God.
David himself took full responsibility for the sin he committed. Taking personal responsibility for our sins is a vital component of true confession.
Create in me a clean heart, O God means a person was doing what was right before, but because of sin the person fell, and his desire now is to go back to his previous godly condition.
We need God to purge us with the blood of Christ. It is like being created anew thru Jesus, no longer bound and degraded by the wickedness of sin, but with the Holy Spirit that empowers us.
A lot of people were hurt because of David’s actions. He was honestly sorrowful for his infidelity with Bathsheba and for murdering Uriah her husband to hide his sin. God mercifully pardoned him when he asked for forgiveness.
However, although God absolves us, Jesus does not always remove the natural consequences of our sin. As a result of what David had done, his life and his family were never the same again.
Sexual encounter between a married person and someone other than their spouse will hurt a lot of people. A baby and a husband died in David’s example.
Any form of sin is rebellion against God; it hurts people and offends God. By nature we all are sinners, as David, we ought to ask God to disinfect us with the blood of Jesus and fill our hearts and spirits with brand new conviction and passion from within.
Godly behavior can come only from a clean heart and spirit, only the Holy Spirit can create a pure heart and pure spirit in us, when we ask Jesus our dear Lord and Savior.