The Fruit of a Clean Heart

In Psalm 51, David is expressing a repentant heart after he had “gone in with Bathsheba.” He seeks “a clean heart” and “a steadfast spirit (10, NASB).” David knows what his predecessor Saul experienced after he repeatedly sinned against God. “Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the […]

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A Clear Conscience

In Hebrews 9, Paul wrote about the old covenant and how the high priest annually offered a sacrifice “for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance (verse 7).” Paul added, “This is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear […]

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