Psalm 51:10 – Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

This verse is significant in two areas, repentance and creation. The verb translated create is the same one used in Genesis 1:1 and refers to what only God can do. David was asking that his heart be renewed, restored, and transformed. God is the only source of such a renewal. Let God do for you, what you cannot do for yourself.


Looking at your past mistakes, you must come to the realization that trouble always starts in your mind. Your thought-life becomes polluted and you entertain fleshly thoughts until at last you commit sin. So now, as David did, you must ask God to create in you a clean mind. For you know that if the source is clean, then what flows from you will also be clean as well. I challenge you this week to ask the Lord to renew your entire inner self so you will be strengthened to guard against future outbreaks of sin.

Grace be with you,