Summary: This sermon looks at repentance and responding to God’s Word as a function of our worship.
When Confronted with God’s Word how do you respond?
1. Plea for Forgiveness (1-2)
There are three different and distinct words used for sin they are
Transgressions – Willful defiant disobedience (pasha)
Iniquity – a distortion or perversion of that which is straight (avon)
Sin – missing the mark (hatah)
There are also three different words for forgiveness used
Blot out – rubbing out of a debt (mahah)
Wash – washing a stain out of a garment (kavas)
Cleanse – purification which required God’s pronouncement (taher)
2. Proffer of Confession (3-6)
3. Prayer for moral cleanness (7-12)
The word in v. 10 used for create is Bara which in the OT is used of God’s activity alone.
4. Promise of renewed service (13-17)
5. Petition for National Restoration (18-19)
If we are to rightly worship God then we must be about the business of repentance as we are confronted by His Word.