“Blot Out, Wash Away, and Cleanse!”
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:1-2
King David penned this Psalm, which is a PETITION of PRAYER for God’s FORGIVENESS of his SINS. David ACKNOWLEDGED his sin with Bathsheba, but this prayer came a year after his transgression with her. Could it have been that David tried to RATIONALIZE his sin, like so many people do, today? Maybe, he thought that God’s UNFAILING LOVE would cause Him to look the other way, because David had NOT felt his own guilt. And it had been about a year after the sin took place. And when the Prophet Nathan confronted David with his transgression. David realized and ACKNOWLEDGED his sins, before God.
So, we too, like David, need to SEEK the MERCY of the ALMIGHTY GOD, appealing to His UNFAILING LOVE and His GREAT COMPASSION. Pleading to Him, that He would BLOT OUT or ERASE, our TRANSGRESSIONS, the VIOLATIONS of God’s Laws.
And we too, need to ask Him to WASH AWAY ALL our iniquity or WICKEDNESS, and to CLEANSE us from our SINS. Sin stains our WRETCHED souls, and when those sins are UNCONFESSED, we are UNRIGHTEOUS before the HOLY, RIGHTEOUS God of the Universe. And our UNRIGHTEOUSNESS is like FILTHY, PUTRIED, rags to God. We have NO RIGHTEOUSNESS, and we are UNCLEAN and in need of being CLEANSED, by the SHED BLOOD of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, because without the SHEDDING of HIS blood, there is NO REMISSION of SINS. And we cannot have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with God, except through the CLEANSING or PURIFYING of our souls.
A person who has NOT given their HEART and LIFE to God, is UNCLEAN and UNRIGHTEOUS, they are DOOMED to spend ALL of ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once they are there. BUT GOD, in His UNFAILING LOVE and GREAT COMPASSION is willing to BLOT OUT your transgressions, WASH AWAY ALL your iniquity, and to CLEANSE YOU FROM your SINS, if you are willing to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and to TURN TO Him, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then you MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and let Him BLOT OUT your transgressions, WASH AWAY ALL your iniquity and CLEANSE you from ALL your sins. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!