April 3, 2013
When we recognize the dark, deep gravity of our sin we no longer are content to say, somewhat callously, "Oh, my bad, sorry." Instead, we cry out for something that is seldom mentioned today. We cry out for that one forgotten word: Mercy.
Consider the words of David in Psalm 51:
"Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions."
David has come to understand the proper view of his sin. He doesn't pray for mere forgiveness, but pleads and begs for mercy. Did you ever wonder why?
Then keep listening.
The following is a study on Psalm 51.