Study Guide – Psalm 51:7-10

Psalm51-7-10

7 Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Oh, give me back my joy again;
    you have broken me—
    now let me rejoice.
9 Don’t keep looking at my sins.
    Remove the stain of my guilt.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God.
    Renew a loyal spirit within me. NLT

 

What is the bad reality of verse 7 and what is the Good News of verse 7?

 

In verse 8, David claims God has broken him. If David is the one who sinned, why would he think God had broken him? (Note: If you have a chance, read 2 Samuel 12 for the context of this psalm.)

 

What is the bad reality of verse 9 and what is the Good News of verse 9?

 

What does verse 10 teach us about God?

 

What does verse 10 teach us about the heart of someone who follows after God?

 

::::: EQUIPPING CHALLENGE :::::

Respond to these simple verses in prayer. Where is your heart in comparison to the bad reality and the Good News of these verses? Direct these thoughts to God in prayer.

 

 

Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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