His Time – Meditatio: Psalm 51, Proverbs 14, Who Jesus Is

 

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Psalm 51In today’s Meditatio Hour, Rev. Jonathan Fisk meditates on:

1. Psalm 51:1-12

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

51 Have mercy on me,[a] O God,
    according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
    and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
    and blameless in your judgment.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
    and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,
    and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
    wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins,
    and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and renew a right[b] spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from your presence,
    and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
    and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 51:1 Or Be gracious to me
  2. Psalm 51:10 Or steadfast

2. Proverbs 14:3

By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back,[a]
    but the lips of the wise will preserve them.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 14:3 Or In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride

3. The Smalcald Articles, the First Article, Part II

In light of the feast of the Holy Trinity, we study the First Part of the Smalcald Articles regarding who Jesus is. Purchase your copy of the Book of Concord at cph.org or view it online at bookofconcord.org/smalcald.php#firstpart.

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