August 5, 2012am  The Truth Is>>>   Psalm 51:1-12

by Ron George Jr. at the Fayetteville Baptist Church


What is the truth?  When we are confronted with the truth how do we respond?
Psalm 51 : ()For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. )
1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. 4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge. 5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. 6 Surely you desire truth in the inner partsa; you teachb me wisdom in the inmost place. 7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. 9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

What is the Truth?

  1. The Truth is we all stand in need of mercy, but do we want it?
  2. The Truth is we all sinners and stand in need of forgiveness.
  3. The Truth is God is unfailing in His love, forgiveness, and acceptance. 
  4. The Truth is we all know our transgressions and sins. 
  5. The Truth is We have sinned against God
  6. The Truth is we will all be judged by Jesus.
  7. The Truth is God wants truth in the inward parts. 
  8. The Truth is I want to be cleansed whiter than snow.
  9. The Truth is I want  to have joy and be glad/happy.
  10. The Truth is I have been crushed.
  11. The Truth is I need your help Lord to create in me a pure heart.
  12. The Truth is I need you Lord to renew my Spirit.  Can you forgive yourself.
  13. The Truth is we need God’s Spirit. 
  14. The Truth is we need the Joy of the Lord.  Do we want it?
  15. The Truth is we must be willing to receive it?  Do we want the Lord?

a The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.

b Or you desired... ; | you taught

The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (Ps 51:1-12). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.