“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”

Psalm 51:7

A year had passed since David committed adultery with Bathsheba and plotted the murder of her husband. David deteriorated physically and emotionally. His gnawing conscience kept him restless and melancholy.

When David was confronted with his sin, his defenses crumbled and cried “I have sinned against God…”. After realizing the extent of his sin and its consequences, he wrote Psalm 51 a song of repentance and pleading for God’s mercy and forgiveness. When David writes, “Purge me with hyssop,” it means that he wants something gone. He wants his guilt taken away but he knows that such guilt goes hand in hand with sin. In order to be clean, you must be willing to be purged of your sin. Something has to die. Something has to be taken away. By definition, a purge involves some sort of loss.

Are you suffering the consequences of sin? Admit you’re wrong and ask God to cleanse your heart. He will show mercy and restore your joy if you turn to Him.

Repentance means hating sin enough to turn from it. God will help you as you turn from your sin and turn to Him.

A vibrant youth will shun any act of immorality, nothing so ravages a ministry as sexual impurity. This is an area of common avenue attack by Satan. An excellent youth must heed Paul’s admonishment to Timothy to “flee from youthful lusts” (2 Tim. 2:22).

Garment of Praise

Monthly Insights for Spiritual Growth, Encouragement and Personal Victory.

Oluyemisi Onanuga

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible.

Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

Cover design by Fotologue Limited Lagos Island , Lagos ISBN 13: 978-1-60683-046-8 Copyright © 2020 by The Living Stones Ministry thelivelystonesministry@gmail.com

Published by Fotologue Limited. Lagos , Nigeria. www.fotologue.com

Printed in the Nigeria . All rights reserved under International Copyright Law. Contents and/or cover may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any form without the express written consent of the Publisher.