Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not away thy holy spirit from me.
12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Renew – to begin or do again, to make like new; replenish
Salvation – The act of saving or the means of being saved. 2. Deliverance from the consequences of sin.
Transgressor – person responsible for wrongdoing
In these verses David asks God to wash away his sins and make his heart clean or pure. The same goes for us. Meaning take away the evil that is in my heart that I should sin no more and breathe new life into my spirit. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit that we may be one. Save and deliver me from my sins that I may teach others the way to Christ.
It isn’t until we have had our hearts cleansed by God, our sins forgiven and and been filled with the Holy Spirit that we can began to teach others the way to God.
We are born into sin and our hearts are already filled with evil and wickedness. We have to get in a place where we seek God to change us, to change our hearts and make us pure at heart and followers of Christ. When we get in that place, then we will began to have compassion for others and will want to see their hearts turned towards God. We will want to see them delivered from sin and set free from death to live for the glory of God.
(Originally posted on 10/24/2010)