Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me (Psalm 51:10).
David gets it.
He doesn’t make any excuses before God, and he doesn’t make any promises he knows he can’t keep. I mean, some of us—and by us, I mean me—would be tempted to tell God all about how we’re going to do better, try harder, be more. We would try to convince God that, if he would just give us a second chance—or third, or eighty-seventh—we wouldn’t disappoint him. David knows that’s bunk. He will never be clean unless God cleans him. He will never be reliable unless God builds that in him. He will never be of any use to God unless God does the work through him.
Yep, David gets it.
Happy Friday, Beloved.