Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence. And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. (Psalm 51:10-11, NKJV)

We will all sin. It is in our nature to do or say things that are not godly. It’s an unfortunately side effect of being human. Psalm 51 was written as a prayer of repentance after David had done something that no one could have imagined. As painful as it was, he came to God and sincerely repented, asking God not to take his Holy Spirit away. Even though David was an anointed King, he fell to the temptations that were around him. We will all make mistakes. The important thing is that we repent and move forward. I would never want to live without his Spirit in me.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your Spirit living inside of me. Forgive us of our sins and help us to live a pure and holy life for you.

Devotion by Melinda Keays


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