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Summary: David in Psalms 51 gives us an understanding of four essential truths about God. Our Church mission statement, We desire to give every individual in our community an accurate picture of God. We also want to help those who believe to become fully commit

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David in Psalms 51 gives us an understanding of four essential truths about God. Our Church mission statement,

We desire to give every individual in our community an accurate picture of God. We also want to help those who believe to become fully committed followers of Jesus Christ

1. God Is Holy

First, God is holy.David declared, “Behold, Thou dost desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part Thou wilt make me know wisdom” (v. 6). David knew that because God is holy, He is never satisfied with mere external behavior. He is entirely separated from moral evil and sin. God is pure; He has no relationship with sin. Remember how he despised the Pharisees with their external righteousness.

Habakkuk 1:13 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?

The word “holy” simply means “set apart” from His creatures and exalted above them and is without a peer. He is cut above us, infinitely transcendent (magnificent), above and beyond His creation. The prophet Isaiah

Isaiah 40:18 To whom, then, will you compare God? What image will you compare him to? Isaiah 57:15 For this is what the high and lofty One says--he who lives forever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Moses giving a testimony of God’s uniqueness:

Exodus 15:11 "Who among the gods is like you, O Lord? Who is like you-- majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? 1 Sam 5:1-4 After the

Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. [2] Then they carried the ark into Dagon’s temple and set it beside Dagon. [3] When the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord! They took Dagon and put him back in his place. [4] But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord! His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained.

God’s holiness is the greatest and most basic attribute of God and because God is holy He called Christians to be a holy people (set apart for God). God has called us to be hatred of sin.

1 Peter 1:15-16 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; [16] for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy." Matthew 5:48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

2. God Is Powerful

Second, God is powerful. David prayed, “Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness” (vv. 7–8). David believed God had the power to change him from the inside out—unlike some who think their sinful habits are too strong for Him to overcome. In Acts 8 we see God changed a Christian-killer to the greatest Christian, evangelist, pastor, church planter who ever lived after Jesus Christ.


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