Create in me a clean heart, O God

Written By: Ben Andrews

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

I love this prayer by King David. He was searching to know God in a deeper more intimate way. He was concerned with the inner man the hidden parts. He wanted his heart cleaned and knew that he wasn't able to clean it on his own.
As Christians we spend so much time cleaning up and making the outside look good.
Like a new car - we wash and wax it - we polish the chrome until we can see ourselves in it's reflection.
But what about the heart of the vehicle? So many time we neglect what we can't see or if we were truthful about it - we neglect what we hope others can't see.
I grew up in a church that cared more about how others saw us.
The right length hair - the right clothes - the right talk - It was all about the outward man.
I have seen many that look great on the outside yet on the inside they are dead.
David was called "a man after God's own heart - why?
David knew the importance of the condition of the heart. Where the heart is the rest will follow.
David saw, more than ever, what an unclean heart he had, and sadly laments it; but he sees it is not in his own power to amend it, and therefore begs God to create in him a clean heart.
I Samuel 16:1-13 where Samuel anoints David to be the next King of Israel, and God tell him (Samuel)
"Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart"
Paul says of David in Acts 13:22:
A person after God's own heart, who will do everything Gods wants you to do.
I challenge you...
Call on God... Ask Him to change your heart.
Maybe God will say of you? He/she was a man/woman after God's own heart. Anyone can look good on the outside "but the LORD looks at the heart."

“To The King!”
“To The Kingdom!”