A Truth Worth Sharing: The Depths of Our Sin, the Heights of God’s Mercy, and the Joy of Our Salvation
Scripture: Psalm 51:1–51:19
Key Truth: The heights of God’s mercy extend farther than the depths of our sin which should grant us great joy in our salvation and a desire to share this truth with others.
What are you most ashamed of in your life?
What impact has this had on you?
The Depths of Our Sin, the Heights of God’s Mercy, and the Joy of Our Salvation:
“In the commencement of the psalm, having his eyes directed to the heinousness of his guilt, (David) encourages himself to hope for pardon by considering the infinite mercy of God.”
John Calvin, Commentary on the Psalms
What are some ways in which the heights of God’s mercy have extended farther than the depths of your sin?
Does this bring you joy in your salvation?
Our Redemptive Purpose: To Share the Joy of our Salvation with Others:
“How are the world to be instructed in the knowledge of God, if those to whom that knowledge is imparted are silent respecting him? We owe a debt to them. “What our eyes have seen, our ears have heard, and our hands have handled of the Word of Life,” we are bound to declare to them. We are not at liberty to put our light under a bushel; but must “make it to shine before men, that they also may glorify our Father who is in heaven.””
Charles Simeon, Horae Homileticae, Vol. 5: Psalms, I-LXXII
What are some creative ways in which you can share the joy of your salvation with others with whom you have a relationship?
Psalm 51 teaches us that:
- the heights of God’s mercy extend farther than the depths of our sin which should bring us joy in our salvation
- we should share the joy of our salvation with others who need to be restored to God
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