Summary: Psalm 51 shows us steps to peace we gain when we come clean and make things right after we sin.

What are some of the most important things in life?

How can you live if you don’t have them?

Psalm 51:10-15 gives us guidelines for making things right after we sin, making things right in our world even if we don’t have all the things we think we should have.

I. Settling Conflicts (10)

A. With God

B. Within myself

C. With others

II Strength (11)

A. From using faith and fear

B. From “thy presence”

III Praise (12-15)

A. From happy confidence (12)

B. For freedom from… (13-14)

C. That can’t stay bottled up (15)

Martin Luther described us as people who are:

“Simul justus et peccator.”

We lose peace when we:

Forget we need to be forgiven

Forget God wants us to forgive

Forget God is the judge

Forget what it feels like to have a conscience clear

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