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Summary: A study of the Freedom from Guilt.

“ HAVE MERCY UPON ME, OH GOD “ Series

PSALM 51: 1 – 6

“ GUIDELINES FOR CONFESSING YOUR GUILT “

BACKGROUND - for Psalm 51, some are aware, then be reminded again

It’s all recorded in 2 Samuel 11…

DAVID - is guilty of (3) sins…

1 – failure to serve and be with his men at war

2 – Adultery with Bathsheba

3 – Murder of Uriah her husband

AFTER - a period of 1 year without confessing his guilt,

God send the prophet Nathan to confront David.

- tells story of poor mans lamb,

stolen by rich neighbor to provide feast for passing guest.

- David reacted in rage to the injustice

- Nathan reported….DAVID, Thou Art The Man…You Did It !

HE NOW - steps down from his throne, goes to God’s Throne and says…

“Have Mercy Upon Me, Oh God”

- Now, in V 1 –6 we discover “Guidelines For Confessing Guilt”

I) ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS

* There are (4) ways to describe my actions

A) Personal –

* words repeated all through this chapter…”me” and “mine”

B) Penetrating - V 2

C) Persistent - V 3

D) Pain - V 4

II) ACKNOWLEDGE THE REASON FOR YOUR ACTIONS

* There are a couple of reasons David did what he did

A) Born In Sin - V 5

B) Blinded By Sin - V 6

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