Psalm 51:1-19 · Psalm 51
Step Seven - Humiltiy
Mt 23:25-36 · 2 Ti 2:20-26 · Ps 51:1-14
by John A. Terry

Step seven: "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings."

Psalm 51 is basic to the biblical foundation of this step. The introduction to this Psalm sets the context for its writing. Nathan, a prophet of God, went to David, the King of Israel, after David's affair with Bathsheba. David had gained fame and power and wealth. David had not only committed adultery with Bathsheba. When he discovered she was pregnant with his child, David sent her husband, Uriah, into battle, had the troops around him pull back so he would be killed.

David was guilty of lust, intrigue, adultery, treachery and arranging the murder of Uriah. He broke half the ten commandments in one affair. To such serious guilt, this Psalm is addressed.

Nathan then went to David and confronted him with his guilt. There came th…

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