Podcast #169: “Psalm 51 (Wisdom In The Secret Heart) by Shane & Shane

Getting Uncomfortable in Psalm 51

I often talk about Scripture changing the way you think. Well get ready, because Shane and Shane’s song, Psalm 51 (Wisdom in the Secret Heart), leads us to a Psalm of David where it is obvious he has begun to think differently about his sin. I was crying out for God’s cleansing alongside David after spending a week here.

Get ready to get uncomfortable…in a good way.

On this episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Don’t just decide to jump into God’s Word…really jump in
    • Listen to audio version of Scripture – I use YouVersion
    • Repetition
    • Focus in on a smaller section of Scripture that is fairly self-contained
    • Utilize a commentary – I used Charles Spurgeon and Wayne Grudem this week
    • Meditate on Scripture
    • Take advantage of small pockets of time
    • Talk about what you’re learning with a friend
  • The story behind Psalm 51 – 2 Samuel 11-12
  • How the Psalm starts out with a cry for mercy – Psalm 51:1-2
  • How David cannot seem to escape the reality of his sin – Psalm 51:3
  • When we sin it is ALWAYS against God
  • We have a sin nature we cannot escape…we were sinful from the beginning
    • Psalm 51:4-6
    • Romans 5:18-19
    • Ephesians 2:3
  • God delights in truth in the inward being – Psalm 51:6
  • Asking God to teach us wisdom in the secret heart
    • Enlighten the eyes of my heart – Ephesians 1:16-21
    • Teach me wisdom in the secret heart – Psalm 51:6
    • Give light to my eyes – Psalm 13:3
  • Once we are purified by God, we can be used by Him – Psalm 51:13-15

 

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This Week’s Challenge

Spend some time in Psalm 51 this week. Use this song to help you meditate on it’s truths. Perhaps pull out a commentary or other resource to deepen your knowledge and understanding. Share what you are learning with a friend. And if you’re in a crazy season, determine in your heart that you will take the moments God gives you to ponder His Word…and then do it.

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