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Where No Failure Is Final (4 of 10)
Series: A Life Worth Living
INTRO: I want you to take your Bibles now this morning and be finding your place at Psalm 51 if you would. We are in a series of studies on what it means to really live a life that's worth living. And what we're doing in this series of studies is going through and looking at the lives of some of the great people of the Bible and learning from some of the great stories of the Bible to see just what are the characteristics of conspicuous Christians.
Now, up to this point we've see what it means to live where no wall it too tall, no foe is too great and where no pain is without purpose. We've looked at what happened when Joshua faced the walls of Jericho, when David faced Goliath and when Job faced a period of suffering that makes the suffering of anybody else, with the exception of Jesus, pale in comparison.
This morning, as we come to Psalm 51, we're going to be studying what happened when David came face to face with the reality of his sin and we're going to see through a poem that David wrote soon after being confronted by Nathan and confessing his great sin what it means to live where no failure is final.
Look down there in Psalm 51 and let's read a few verses to kind of get our minds and our hearts going in the same direction. This is the fourth, and no doubt the greatest, of what are known as the penitential Psalms. These were psalms that David wrote to express his shame and his sorrow over his sin. Listen to these words. "Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.3 For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me.
4 Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight; That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge.5 Behold, I was brought forth i ...
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