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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#WednesdayWalk — Subdued Enthusiasm

“The Phillistines conquered them before,” my companion says to me. “They killed their King Saul and his sons.” “But this King David is different,” I reply. “There’s something about him that scares me.” “I hear he was just a shepherd boy.” “But he killed Goliath with a few stones.” My companion frowns at me. “That’s […]

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