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Personal Resonance

on August 4, 2010

Since becoming more involved in the online Christian community, I have often encountered people who have “favorite bits” of Scripture.  Personally, I have always looked at Scripture like a jigsaw puzzle– each peice is an integral part of the whole, and taken out of context, standing alone, is incomplete at best.

That being said, last night I was flipping around the Bible, searching for information about God’s promises to us regarding heaven and salvation, when I stumbled upon Psalm 51.

WOW.

Psalm 51 just became my personal bit of Scripture– I’ve copied it out and am working on memorizing it.  It’s really unbelievably awesome!  if you’ve never read through it, or can’t remember what it says, please see below!

1 For the leader. A psalm of David,
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when Nathan the prophet came to him after his affair with Bathsheba.
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Have mercy on me, God, in your goodness; in your abundant compassion blot out my offense.
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Wash away all my guilt; from my sin cleanse me.
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For I know my offense; my sin is always before me.
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Against you alone have I sinned; I have done such evil in your sight That you are just in your sentence, blameless when you condemn.
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2 True, I was born guilty, a sinner, even as my mother conceived me.
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Still, you insist on sincerity of heart; in my inmost being teach me wisdom.
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3 Cleanse me with hyssop, that I may be pure; wash me, make me whiter than snow.
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Let me hear sounds of joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
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Turn away your face from my sins; blot out all my guilt.
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A clean heart create for me, God; renew in me a steadfast spirit.
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Do not drive me from your presence, nor take from me your holy spirit.
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Restore my joy in your salvation; sustain in me a willing spirit.
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I will teach the wicked your ways, that sinners may return to you.
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Rescue me from death, God, my saving God, that my tongue may praise your healing power.
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Lord, open my lips; my mouth will proclaim your praise.
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4 For you do not desire sacrifice; a burnt offering you would not accept.
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My sacrifice, God, is a broken spirit; God, do not spurn a broken, humbled heart.
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5 Make Zion prosper in your good pleasure; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
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Then you will be pleased with proper sacrifice, burnt offerings and holocausts; then bullocks will be offered on your altar.
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One response to “Personal Resonance

  1. Patrick says:

    GOOD CHOICE!

    Love and prayers,

    Patick

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