Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you. Save me from blood guilt, O God, the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness. O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise (Psalm 51:13-15).
What, we got a little quid pro quo going on here? Is David trying to make a deal with God, sort of you-help-me-out-here-and-I’ll-do-you-a-solid-down-the-line?
Yeah, no, I don’t think so.
David knows better than to bargain with God. He has already thrown himself on God’s mercy and acknowledged that he can do nothing without God’s strength.
But David is making a promise. He promises that he will give God full credit for restoring David. He will help others to learn from his mistakes. David will spread the word of God’s righteousness at the top of his lungs, and he will do everything in his power to bring God glory.
Have you ever done that, Beloved? Have you ever been so carried away by God’s goodness that you vowed to declare his praises to the world?
Um…this is a bit of an awkward question…but…did you follow through?
Follow through, Beloved.