In Psalm 51 David, the psalmist, begs God to create a clean heart within him through His mercy and love. Why did David desire a clean heart and why should we? David knew that sin comes between God and man. It blocks our access to the creator as God cannot tolerate sin. In the Old Testament they had to offer blood sacrifices to atone for their sins. Even then, the atonement was incomplete and had to be offered over and over again. Since Jesus came and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins, He died once for all our sins- past, present and future. Jesus was the perfect, sinless sacrifice. Hebrews 7:27 “Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.”
Look to David’s example and desire a clean heart. James 5:16 puts it this way “There fore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” 2 Timothy 2:21 “Therefore, if anyone cleans himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.” Confess and then step out as a powerful witness, prayer warrior and one who is ready for every good work!
I want to be a prayer warrior, how about you?